A Companion to Ovid (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Ovid (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Peter E. Knox (author)Hardback

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More than 30 new essays from an international cast of specialists reflect the most recent developments in Ovidian scholarship. Written in an accessible and lively style, the essays represent a wide range of critical methodologies and approaches to Ovid's literary oeuvre. These essays tackle such basic issues as backgrounds and contexts, genre and style, ancient and modern reception while also offering provocative new interpretations of the poet's major works from the Amores and Ars Amatoria to the Metamorphoses and beyond.

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Peter E. Knox is Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado. His publications include Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Traditions of Augustan Poetry (1986) and Ovid, Heroides: Select Epistles (1995), as well as many articles on a wide range of topics in Greek and Roman literature.

Contents

List of Figures. Notes on Contributors. Preface. List of Abbreviations. Chronological Table. Part I Contexts. 1. A Poet's Life ( Peter E. Knox ). 2. Poetry in Augustan Rome ( Mario Citroni ). 3. Rhetoric and Ovid's Poetry ( Elaine Fantham ). 4. Ovid and Religion ( Julia Dyson Hejduk ). Part II Texts. 5. The Amores : Ovid Making Love ( Joan Booth ). 6. The Heroides : Female Elegy? ( Laurel Fulkerson ). 7. The Ars Amatoria ( Roy K. Gibson ). 8. Remedia Amoris ( Barbara Weiden Boyd ). 9. Fasti : The Poet, The Prince, and the Plebs ( Geraldine Herbert-Brown ). 10. The Metamorphoses : A Poet's Poem ( E. J. Kenney ). 11. The Metamorphoses : Politics and Narrative ( Gareth D. Williams ). 12. Tristia ( Jo-Marie Claassen ). 13. Ibis ( Martin Helzle ). 14. Epistulae ex Ponto ( Luigi Galasso ). 15. Lost and Spurious Works ( Peter E. Knox ). Part III Intertexts. 16. Ovid and Hellenistic Poetry ( Jane L. Lightfoot ). 17. Ovid and Callimachus: Rewriting the Master ( Benjamin Acosta-Hughes ). 18. Ovid's Catullus and the Neoteric Moment in Roman Poetry ( David Wray ). 19. Propertius and Ovid ( S. J. Heyworth ). 20. Tibullus and Ovid ( Robert Maltby ). 21. Ovid's Reception of Virgil ( Richard F. Thomas ). Part IV Critical and Scholarly Approaches. 22. Editing Ovid: Immortal Works and Material Texts ( Mark Possanza ). 23. Commenting on Ovid ( Peter E. Knox ). 24. Ovidian Intertextuality ( Sergio Casali ). 25. Sexuality and Gender ( Alison Keith ). 26. Ovid's Generic Transformations ( Joseph Farrell ). 27. Theorizing Ovid ( Efrossini Spentzou ). Part V Literary Receptions. 28. Ovidian Strategies in Early Imperial Literature ( Charles McNelis ). 29. The Medieval Ovid ( John M. Fyler ). 30. Ovid in Renaissance English Literature ( Heather James ). 31. Ovid and Shakespeare ( Gordon Braden ). 32. Ovid in the Twentieth Century ( Theodore Ziolkowski ). 33. Translating Ovid ( Christopher Martin ). Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405141833
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 534
  • ID: 9781405141833
  • weight: 1126
  • ISBN10: 1405141832

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