The Metamorphosis Of Persephone: Ovid And The Self-conscious Muse by Stephen HindsThe Metamorphosis Of Persephone: Ovid And The Self-conscious Muse by Stephen Hinds

The Metamorphosis Of Persephone: Ovid And The Self-conscious Muse

byStephen Hinds

Paperback | May 7, 2007

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Although Ovid is currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, most critics withhold from his poetry the close word-by-word readings that are necessary for a thorough understanding of it. Ovid twice treated the myth of Persephone, and Hinds's book is at first a historical inquiry--the most extensive yet done--into the double transformation in Metamorphosis 5 and Fasti 4 of the rape of Persephone, one of the great Graeco-Roman myths. The study continues as a critical exploration of Ovid's self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in these twin narratives, providing a feast for students of both Latin poetry and narratives in general.
Title:The Metamorphosis Of Persephone: Ovid And The Self-conscious MuseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.47 inPublished:May 7, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521036232

ISBN - 13:9780521036238

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I. Two Settings for a Rape: 1. Metamorphoses 5.256-64: the Heliconian fount; 2. Metamorphoses 5.385-91: the landscape of Enna; Part II. Ovid's Two Persephones: 3. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Fasti 4; 4. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Metamorphoses 5; 5. Elegy and epic: a traditional approach; 6. Elegy and epic: a new approach; Epilogue; Notes; Works cited; Index of passages discussed; Index of subjects.