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Ovid: Fasti Book IV / Edition 1
     

Ovid: Fasti Book IV / Edition 1

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ISBN-10: 0521449960

ISBN-13: 9780521449960

Pub. Date: 06/13/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book IV of Ovid's celebration of the calendar and the associated legends of the Roman year treats the month of April, a particularly happy phase of the Augustan ceremonial year. Around the festival of Venus and the anniversary of the foundation of Rome Ovid retells the legends of Rome's royal found Romulus and the Trojan hero Aeneas. The introduction and commentary

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Book IV of Ovid's celebration of the calendar and the associated legends of the Roman year treats the month of April, a particularly happy phase of the Augustan ceremonial year. Around the festival of Venus and the anniversary of the foundation of Rome Ovid retells the legends of Rome's royal found Romulus and the Trojan hero Aeneas. The introduction and commentary pay special attention to Ovid's art as a poet, but aim to provide both the general background and specific explanations of his historical and religious material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521449960
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/13/1998
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,010,997
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 1 The Fasti in its historical context; 2. Genre; 3. Themes; 4. Style; 5. The text; P. Ovidi Nasonis Fastorvm Liber IV; Commentary.

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