Ovids Poetics of Illusion by Philip HardieOvids Poetics of Illusion by Philip Hardie

Ovids Poetics of Illusion

byPhilip Hardie

Paperback | January 29, 2007

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This major study of Ovid's poetry is the first significant analysis of the importance of illusion and the conjuring presence throughout his work. Modern theoretical approaches examine the topic from the points of view of poetics and rhetoric, aesthetics, the psychology of desire, philosophy, religion, and politics. There are also case studies of the reception of Ovid's poetics of illusion in Renaissance and modern literature and art. The book will interest those studying Latin and later European literature. Foreign language sections are accompanied by English translations.
Philip Hardie is Reader in Latin Literature at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of New Hall. He has published Virgil's Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium (1986), The Epic Successors of Virgil (1993), an edition of Virgil's Aeneid Book IX in the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series (1994) and the volume on Virgil in the Greece & R...
Title:Ovids Poetics of IllusionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521030927

ISBN - 13:9780521030922


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Impossible objects of desire; 3. Death, desire and monuments; 4. The Heroides; 5. Narcissus: the mirror of the text; 6. Pygmalion: art and illusion; 7. Absent presences of language; 8. Conjugal conjurings; 9. The exile poetry; 10. Ovid recalled in the modern novel; Bibliography; Index of modern authors; Index of passages discussed; General index.

Editorial Reviews

"The breadth of his reading, in classics and other disciplines, provides much new food for thought. For Ovidians, Ovid's Poetics of Illusion may be hailed as a masterly synthesis and summation of recent critical impulses; for Vergilians, it offers many stimulating insights into the way Vergil's poetics of illusion are present in Ovid." - Stephen Wheeler, Pennsylvania State University