Brill's Companion to Ovid

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This volume on the Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE - 17 CE) comprises articles by an international group of fourteen scholars. Their contributions cover a wide range of topics, including a biographical essay, a survey of the major manuscripts and textual traditions, and a comprehensive discussion of Ovid?s style. The remaining chapters are devoted to focused studies of each of Ovid?s major works, with emphasis given where appropriate to the poet?s interest in genre and narrative techniques, his engagement with the poetry...

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Overview

This volume on the Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE - 17 CE) comprises articles by an international group of fourteen scholars. Their contributions cover a wide range of topics, including a biographical essay, a survey of the major manuscripts and textual traditions, and a comprehensive discussion of Ovid’s style. The remaining chapters are devoted to focused studies of each of Ovid’s major works, with emphasis given where appropriate to the poet’s interest in genre and narrative techniques, his engagement with the poetry that preceded his oeuvre, his response to the political, religious, and social realities of Augustan Rome, and his enduring legacy in the European literary traditions of the first 1300 years after his death.
Brill's Companion to Ovid combines close analysis of each of Ovid’s major works with a comprehensive overview of scholarly trends in the study of Latin poetry and Roman literary culture. It will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Latin literature alike.

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Editorial Reviews

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'The growth of interest in Ovid over the last half-centruy has prompted creation of various kinds of handbooks and companions to the great Roman poet, and Brill has produced one of the best…an intelligent and wll-coordinated collection of responses to the versatility of a scintillating poet.'
William S. Anderson, New England Classical Journal, 2005.
'In sum a useful and reliable volume…
Roy Gibson, BMCR, 2003.
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Meet the Author

Barbara Weiden Boyd, Ph.D. (1980) in Classical Studies, University of Michigan, is Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, USA. She is the author of Ovid’s Literary Loves: Influence and Innovation in the Amores (1997), and has published extensively on Virgil, Ovid, and other Latin authors.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

List of Contributors xi

1 Ovid and the Augustan Milieu Peter White 1

2 Ovid's Language and Style E. J. Kenney 27

3 The Amores: The Invention of Ovid Barbara Weiden Boyd 91

4 The Heroides: Elegiac Voices Peter E. Knox 117

5 Praecepta amoris: Ovid's Didactic Elergy Patricia Watson 141

6 The Fasti: Style, Structure, and Time John F. Miller 167

7 Ovid's Fasti: Politics, History, and Religion Elaine Fantham 197

8 Sources and Genres in Ovid's Metamorphoses 1-5 Alison Keith 235

9 Narrative Techniques and Narrative Structures in the Metamorphoses Gianpiero Rosati 271

10 The House of Fame: Roman History and Augustan Politics in Metamorphoses 11-15 Garth Tissol 305

11 Ovid's Exilic Poetry: Worlds Apart Gareth Williams 337

12 Siquid habent ueri uatum praesagia: Ovid in the 1st-5th Centuries A.D. Michael Dewar 383

13 Ovid in the Middle Ages: Exile, Mythographer, Lover Ralph Hexter 413

14 Manuscript Traditions and the Transmission of Ovid's Works John Richmond 443

General Bibliography 485

Index Locorum 513

General Index 520

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