Ovid: Times and Reasons: A New Translation of Fasti by Peter WisemanOvid: Times and Reasons: A New Translation of Fasti by Peter Wiseman

Ovid: Times and Reasons: A New Translation of Fasti

byPeter Wiseman, Anne Wiseman

Hardcover | April 30, 2011

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Ovid's Fasti, based on the festivals of the Roman year, is a brilliantly varied and original poem by one of the world's greatest storytellers, written in the late years of the emperor Augustus and cut short (only six books of the planned twelve were written) when the emperor sent the poet intoexile. Its tone ranges from tragedy to farce, and its subject matter from astronomy and obscure ritual to Roman history and Greek mythology. Among the stories Ovid tells at length are Arion and the dolphin, the rape of Lucretia, the adventures of Dido's sister, the Great Mother's journey to Rome,the killing of Remus, the bloodsucking birds, and the murderous daughter of King Servius. The poem has been unjustly neglected until recently, and this accurate prose translation into modern English, with a scene-setting Introduction, will enable readers to appreciate its subtleties.
Peter Wiseman is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Exeter, UK.
Title:Ovid: Times and Reasons: A New Translation of FastiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.81 inPublished:April 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198149743

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Table of Contents

IntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyBook 1: JanuaryBook 2: FebruaryBook 3: MarchBook 4: AprilBook 5: MayBook 6: JuneExplanatory NotesGlossaryIndex of Names