Reading Ovid

Reading Ovid

Presents a selection from Metamorphoses, designed for those who have completed an introductory Latin course.

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521849012

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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Presents a selection from Metamorphoses, designed for those who have completed an introductory Latin course.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Why are We Reading Ovid s Handbook on Rape

Why are We Reading Ovid s Handbook on Rape

Ann, when you focus on Ovid's technique and when you say, 'This book isn't even about you,' what you're implying is that Ovid's text is itself valuable and worthy of careful study no matter what it's about and no matter who is reading ...

Author: Madeleine Kahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317249009

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Why Are We Reading Ovid's Handbook on Rape? raises feminist issues in a way that reminds people why they matter. We eavesdrop on the vivid student characters in their hilarious, frustrating, and thought-provoking efforts to create strong and flexible selves against the background of representations of women in contemporary and classical Western literature. Young women working together in a group make surprising choices about what to learn, and how to go about learning it. Along the way they pose some provocative questions about how well traditional education serves women. Equally engaging is Kahn's own journey as she confronts questions that are fundamental to women, to teachers, to students and to parents: Why do we read? What can we teach? and What does gender have to do with it?
Categories: Social Science

Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Early Modern England

Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Early Modern England

1609 ) dramatizes some of the cultural anxieties surrounding Ovid's poem at this time . Crucially , the nature of lachimo's threat to Imogen is suggested by her bedtime reading : ' She hath been reading late , 1 The tale of Tereus ...

Author: Liz Oakley-Brown

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075465155X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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In this study, Liz Oakley-Brown considers English versions of the Metamorphoses - a poem concerned with translation and transformation on a multiplicity of levels - as important sites of social and historical difference from the fifteenth to the early eig
Categories: Literary Criticism

Desiring Rome

Desiring Rome

Earlier scholars have claimed that this is due either to Ovid's exile from Rome (which put him out of touch with the Roman literary world) or else his frustration over the Roman calendar's discontinuity.

Author: Richard Jackson King

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814210208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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During his last two decades (ca. 2 BCE-17 CE), Ovid composed, but never completed, his Fasti, an elegiac representation of Rome's rites and festivals: only six of twelve month-books remain. Earlier scholars have claimed that this is due either to Ovid's exile from Rome (which put him out of touch with the Roman literary world) or else his frustration over the Roman calendar's discontinuity. Drawing upon recent scholarship in gender studies and Lacanian film theory, Richard J. King analyzes this exilic incompletion as inviting the citizen male reader into what he calls an "angular" or "skewed" viewpoint, which interrogates the Roman hierarchical and male-dominated social order, insofar as it is mirrored in the Roman calendar of rites and festivals. Ovid (already well known and even infamous as the composer of erotic poems and the Metamorphoses) does this by emulating the civic gesture of "calendar presentation," whereby upwardly mobile adult male citizens caused calendars to be carved in stone and set up in conspicuous public places to reflect the city's pride and to build their own prestige as public figures. In this innovative study, King discusses the Fasti as Ovid's socially strategic use of this gesture. Interrupted by exile and filled with varying explanations of Roman festivals, Ovid's poetic version manifests a form whose brokenness comments on the fractured identity of the exiled poet and citizen subjects generally in an imperial order ambivalent toward its greatest poet.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth Century French Culture

The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth Century French Culture

This perspective complements Mori's argument for reading Bayle according to how he himself analysed texts: il ... Some of the syntactical features Bayle notes when reading Ovid's poetry mirror, on occasion, techniques Bayle uses in his ...

Author: Helena Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198796770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Seventeenth-century France saw one of the most significant 'culture wars' Europe has ever known. Culminating in the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns, this was a confrontational, transitional time for the reception of the classics. Helena Taylor explores responses to the life of the ancient Roman poet, Ovid, within this charged atmosphere. To date, criticism has focused on the reception of Ovid's enormously influential work in this period, but little attention has been paid to Ovid's lives and their uses. Through close analysis of a diverse corpus, which includes prefatory Lives, novels, plays, biographical dictionaries, poetry, and memoirs, this study investigates how the figure of Ovid was used to debate literary taste and modernity and to reflect on translation practice. It shows how the narrative of Ovid's life was deployed to explore the politics and poetics of exile writing; and to question the relationship between fiction and history. In so doing, this book identifies two paradoxes: although an ancient poet, Ovid became key to the formulation of aspects of self-consciously 'modern' cultural movements; and while Ovid's work might have adorned the royal palaces of Versailles, the poetry he wrote after being exiled by the Emperor Augustus made him a figure through which to question the relationship between authority and narrative. The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture not only nuances understanding of both Ovid and life-writing in this period, but also offers a fresh perspective on classical reception: its paradoxes, uses, and quarrels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Producing Ovid s Metamorphoses in the Early Modern Low Countries

Producing Ovid   s  Metamorphoses  in the Early Modern Low Countries

The annotations directly accompany Ovid's text, and are not presented in a separate addendum such as Glareanus's notes. They were intended to be used in conjunction with reading Ovid. Readers of Ovid's text are confronted with some of ...

Author: John Tholen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004462397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

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This book offers an analysis of paratextual infrastructures in editions of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and shows how paratexts functioned as important instruments for publishers and commentators to influence readers of this ancient text.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Ovid in Medieval Wales

Reading Ovid in Medieval Wales

Reading Ovid in Medieval Wales provides the first complete edition and discussion of the earliest surviving fragment of Ovid's Ars amatoria, or The Art of Love, glossed mainly in Latin but also in Old Welsh.

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0814213227

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 291

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Reading Ovid in Medieval Wales provides the first complete edition and discussion of the earliest surviving fragment of Ovid's Ars amatoria, or The Art of Love, glossed mainly in Latin but also in Old Welsh. This study discusses the significance of the manuscript for classical studies and how it was absorbed into the classical Ovidian tradition.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Ovid s Changing Worlds

Ovid s Changing Worlds

READING OVID CHOROGRAPHICALLY a A rewriting of Ovidian themes such as Poly - Olbion is also an interpretation of the source . In using the Metamorphoses as a partial model of his chorographical poem Drayton is to some extent reading ...

Author: Raphael Lyne

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198187041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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Ovid's Changing Worlds looks at the four most important English imitations of Ovid's Metamorphoses in the English Renaissance. It sheds new light on dealings with the classics in the period and shows that the emergence of English literature from the shadows was a complex and fascinating process.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ovid s Metamorphoses

Ovid s Metamorphoses

But this theme is too important, and Ovid's portrayal of love is itself too varied, to be confined within this survey. Let love, then, be the unifying theme of the tales considered in the next chapter. Further Reading Amy Richlin, ...

Author: Elaine Fantham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198035063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time. Each volume sets the work in its literary and historical context, and aims to offer a balanced and engaging assessment of its content, artistry, and purpose. A brief survey of the influence of the work upon subsequent generations is included to demonstrate its enduring relevance and power. All quotations from the original are translated into English. Ovid's Metamorphoses have been seen as both the culmination of and a revolution in the classical epic tradition, transferring narrative interest from war to love and fantasy. This introduction considers how Ovid found and shaped his narrative from the creation of the world to his own sophisticated times, illustrating the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginative fantasy of flight, monsters, magic, and illusion. Elaine Fantham introduces the reader not only to this marvelous and complex narrative poem, but to the Greek and Roman traditions behind Ovid's tales of transformation and a selection of the images and texts that it inspired.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Oxford Readings in Ovid

Oxford Readings in Ovid

'primary' reading, Vulcan is the wronged husband, forced by Augustus' legislation to act against his adulterous wife ... Whether or not Ovid intended any reference to a particular act of adultery, it seems to me by no means impossible ...

Author: Peter E. Knox

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191569340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

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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 years represents 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 contemporary literary 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 entrée into the current critical discourse on Ovid, who is at once one of the most accessible authors of classical antiquity and one of the least understood.
Categories: Literary Criticism