Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIV by OvidOvid: Metamorphoses Book XIV by Ovid

Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIV

byOvidEditorK. Sara Myers

Paperback | January 18, 2010

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In Book XIV of the Metamorphoses Ovid takes his epic for the first time into Italy and continues from book XIII his close intertextual engagement with Virgil's Aeneid. His tendentious treatment of his model subordinates Virgil's epic plot to fantastic tales of metamorphosis, including the erotic Italian tales of Circe Glaucus, and Scylla, and Picus, and Canens. Other Roman myths include Pomona and Vertumnus, as well as events from Romulus' reign. The deifications of Aeneas and Romulus anticipate the poem's closing episodes of imperial apotheosis. This new commentary provides guidance to advanced undergraduate and graduate students for understanding Ovid's language, style, artistry, and allusive techniques. The introduction discusses the major structures, themes, and stylistic features of book XIV, its place within the poem as a whole, and Ovid's interpretive imitation of Virgil's Aeneid.
Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC--AD 17/18), known as Ovid. Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict...
Title:Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIVFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:January 18, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521007933

ISBN - 13:9780521007931


Table of Contents

Introduction; P. Ovidi Nasonis Metamorphoseon Liber Qvartvs Decimvs; Commentary; Abbreviations; Editions, translations, and commentaries.

Editorial Reviews

'The necessarily limited scope of Cambridge's green and yellow' commentary series means that information is throughout concisely conveyed, yet rarely at the expense of full argumentation or at the risk of confusing the reader. Indeed, Myers' commentary keeps its readers' interests in mind to an admirable degree.' Journal of Classical Philology