Ovid (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World)
By: Katharina Volk (author)Hardback
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This book provides a unique and accessible introduction to the complete works of Ovid. Using a thematic approach, Volk lays out what we know about Ovid's life, presents the author's works within their poetic genres, and discusses central Ovidian themes. * The first general introduction to Ovid written in English in over 20 years, offering the very latest Ovidian scholarship * Discusses the complete works of Ovid * Accessible writing and a thematic approach make this text ideal for a broad audience * A current revival in Ovid makes this timely edition highly valuable
Katharina Volk is Associate Professor of Classics at Columbia University. She is the author of The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius (2002) and Manilius and his Intellectual Background (2009) and the editor of Seeing Seneca Whole: Perspectives on Philosophy, Poetry and Politics (with Gareth D. Williams, 2006), Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Vergil's Eclogues (2008), and Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Vergil's Georgics (2008).
Preface. List of Abbreviations. List of Figures. Introduction. 1. Work. 2. Life. 3. Elegy. 4. Myth. 5. Art. 6. Women. 7. Rome. 8. Reception. Further Reading. Notes. Index.
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