Oxford Readings In Ovid

Paperback | February 15, 2007

EditorPeter E. Knox

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No other ancient poet has had such a hold on the imagination of readers as Ovid. Through the centuries, artists, writers, and poets have found in his work inspiration for new creative endeavours.This anthology of twenty of the most influential papers published in the last thirty yearsrepresents the broad range of critical and scholarly approaches to Ovid's work. The entire range of his poetry, from the Amores to the Epistles from the Black Sea, is discussed by some of the leading scholars of Latin poetry, employing, critical methods ranging from philology to contemporaryliterary theory. In an introductory essay, Peter Knox surveys Ovidian scholarship over this period and locates the assembled papers within recent critical trends. Taken together, the articles in this collection offer the interested reader, whether experienced scholar or novice, an entree into thecurrent critical discourse on Ovid, who is at once one of the most accessible authors of classical antiquity and one of the least understood.

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No other ancient poet has had such a hold on the imagination of readers as Ovid. Through the centuries, artists, writers, and poets have found in his work inspiration for new creative endeavours.This anthology of twenty of the most influential papers published in the last thirty yearsrepresents the broad range of critical and scholarly...

Peter E. Knox is Professor of Classics, University of Colorado.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Peter E. Knox: Introduction: Horizons in Ovidian ScholarshipContexts and Intertexts1. Stephen Hinds: Generalizing about Ovid2. Niklas Holzberg: Playing with his Life: Ovid's Autobiographical References3. Duncan F. Kennedy: The Epistolary Mode and the First of Ovid's Heroides4. John F. Miller: Ovidian Allusion and the Vocabulary of Memory5. James J. O'Hara: Vergil's Best Reader? Ovidian Commentary on Vergilian Etymological Wordplay6. Philip Hardie: Lucretius and the Delusions of Narcissus7. Sergio Casali: Other Voices in Ovid's `Aeneid'Ideologies of Love and Poetry8. Maria Wyke: Reading Female Flesh: Amores 3.19. Barbara Weiden Boyd: The Death of Corinna's Parrot Reconsidered: Poetry and Ovid's Amores10. R. Alden Smith: Fantasy, Myth, and Love Letters: Text and Tale in Ovid's Heroides11. Alison R. Sharrock: Ovid and the Politics of ReadingNarrators and Narratives12. E. J. Kenney: Ovidius Prooemians13. Alessandro Barchiesi: Voices and Narrative `Instances' in the Metamorphoses14. Peter E. Knox: Pyramus and Thisbe in Cyprus15. Gianpiero Rosati: Form in Motion: Weaving the Text in the Metamorphoses16. Carole Newlands: Ovid's Narrator in the FastiOn the Margins of Empire17. Elaine Fantham: Ovid, Germanicus, and the Composition of the Fasti18. Stephen Hinds: Booking the Return Trip19. Gareth D. Williams: On Ovid's Ibis: A Poem in Context20. Denis Feeney: Si licet et fas est: Ovid's Fasti and the Problem of Free Speech under the Principate