Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium by Geraldine Herbert-BrownOvid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium by Geraldine Herbert-Brown

Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

EditorGeraldine Herbert-Brown

Hardcover | October 1, 2002

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This ground-breaking book celebrates the bimillennial anniversary of the inception of Ovid's Fasti by offering a variety of approaches to Ovid's poem on the Roman religious calendar. It is edited by Geraldine Herbert-Brown, whose Ovid and the Fasti (OUP, 1994) first highlighted the value ofthe poem as an important source for the late Augustan and early Tiberian period. The volume does not aim at consensus but brings together experts from around the world without allowing any single prejudice to prevail. It will engage all those interested in the relationship between literature andsociety during the early Roman Principate.
Geraldine Herbert-Brown is Honorary Research Fellow in Ancient History, Macquarie University
Title:Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its BimillenniumFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.92 inPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198154755

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Table of Contents

1. Alessandro Barchiesi: martial Arts: Mars Ultor in the Forum Augustum; a verbal monument2. Elaine Fantham: The Fasti as a Source for Women's Participation in the Roman Cult3. Emma Gee: Vaga Signa: Orion and Sirius in Ovid's Fasti4. C. M. C. Green: Varro's Three Theologies and their Influence on the Fasti5. Geraldine Herbert-Brown: Ovid and the Stellar Calendar6. Peter Mark Keegan: Seen, Not heard: feminea lingua in Ovid's Fasti and the critical gaze7. Peter E. Knox: Representing the Great Mother to Augustus8. R. J. Littlewood: Imperii Pignora Certa: the role of Numa in Ovid's Fasti9. John F. Miller: Ovid's Liberalia10. Carole E. Newlands: Contesting Time and Space: Fasti 6. 637-4811. M. Pasco-Pranger: Added Days: calendrical Poetics and the Julio-Claudian Holidays12. T. P. Wiseman: Ovid and the Stage

Editorial Reviews

`This revised doctoral thesis is a learned and closely argued work that reads Ovid's Fasti essentially as a historical document. The book is well organized and produced ... There is no question but that the author has a thorough command of the historical evidence that bears on her subject. Herimagination is vivid and detailed, her attempts to reconstruct the ideological forces that shaped Augustus' Principate and Ovid's poem always challenging and instructive ... can ... be read with profit: it is full of useful information and challenging analysis ... A book to be used.'Joseph Farrell, University of Pennsylvania, American Journal of Philology 12/97