Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception by Barbara BoydOvid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception by Barbara Boyd

Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception

byBarbara Boyd

Hardcover | December 19, 2017

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Ovid's Homer examines the Latin poet's engagement with the Homeric poems throughout his career. Boyd offers detailed analysis of Ovid's reading and reinterpretation of a range of Homeric episodes and characters from both epics, and demonstrates the pervasive presence of Homer in Ovid's work.The resulting intertextuality, articulated as a poetics of paternity or a poetics of desire, is particularly marked in scenes that have a history of scholiastic interest or critical intervention; Ovid repeatedly asserts his mastery as Homeric reader and critic through his creative response toalternative readings, and in the process renews Homeric narrative for a sophisticated Roman readership. Boyd offers new insight into the dynamics of a literary tradition, illuminating a previously underappreciated aspect of Ovidian intertextuality.
Barbara Weiden Boyd is Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College. She has authored and edited several books, including Brill's Companion to Ovid (2002).
Title:Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, ReceptionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 19, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190680040

ISBN - 13:9780190680046

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