The Cambridge Companion to Ovid by Philip HardieThe Cambridge Companion to Ovid by Philip Hardie

The Cambridge Companion to Ovid

EditorPhilip Hardie

Hardcover | May 27, 2002

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A companion to one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity, and arguably the single most influential ancient poet for post-classical literature and culture, is long overdue. Chapters by leading authorities discuss the backgrounds and contexts for Ovid, the individual works, and his influence on later literature and art. Coverage of essential information is combined with exciting new critical approaches.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to OvidFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 27, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521772818

ISBN - 13:9780521772815


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; Introduction Philip Hardie; Part I. Contexts and History: 1. Ovid and ancient literary history Richard Tarrant; 2. Ovid and early imperial literature Philip Hardie; 3. Ovid and empire Thomas Habinek; 4. Ovid and the professional discourses of scholarship, religion, rhetoric Alessandro Schiesaro; Part II. Themes and Works: 5. Ovid and genre: evolutions of an elegist Stephen Harrison; 6. Gender and sexuality Alison Sharrock; 7. Myth in Ovid Fritz Graf; 8. Landscape with figures: aesthetics of place in the Metamorphoses and its tradition Stephen Hinds; 9. Ovid and the discourses of love: the amatory works Alison Sharrock; 10. Metamorphosis in the Metamorphoses Andrew Feldherr; 11. Narrative technique and narratology in the Metamorphoses Alessandro Barchiesi; 12. Mandati memores: political and poetic authority in the Fasti Carole Newlands; 13. Epistolarity: the Heroides Duncan F. Kennedy; 14. Ovid's exile poetry: Tristia, Epistulae ex Ponto and Ibis Gareth Williams; Part III. Reception: 15. Ovid in English translation Raphael Lyne; 16. Ovid in the Middle Ages: authority and poetry Jeremy Dimmick; 17. Love and exile after Ovid Raphael Lyne; 18. Re-embodying Ovid: Renaissance afterlives Colin Burrow; 19. Recent receptions of Ovid Duncan F. Kennedy; 20. Ovid and art Christopher Allen; Dateline; Works cited; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The new companion succeeds admirably by surveying the entire range of Ovid criticism at the level of theme, genre, narratology, key aspects of cultural studies, and reception....a collection that both beginners and old hands will find informative and stumulating, and I can recommend it with enthusiasm to readers of both kinds." Bryn Mawr Classical Review