Ovid's Changing Worlds: English Metamorphoses 1567-1632

Ovid's Changing Worlds: English Metamorphoses 1567-1632

by Raphael Lyne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198187041

ISBN-13: 9780198187042

Pub. Date: 12/13/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Ovid's Changing Worlds looks at the four most important English imitations of the Metamorphoses in the English Renaissance: the translations of Arthur Golding and George Sandys, Spenser's Faerie Queene, and Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion. It sheds new light on dealings with the classics in the period and shows that the emergence of English literature was a

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Ovid's Changing Worlds looks at the four most important English imitations of the Metamorphoses in the English Renaissance: the translations of Arthur Golding and George Sandys, Spenser's Faerie Queene, and Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion. It sheds new light on dealings with the classics in the period and shows that the emergence of English literature was a complex and fascinating process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198187042
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/13/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Spelling and Abbreviation
Introduction1
1Golding's Englished Metamorphoses27
Ovid Moralized and Unmoralized29
The Englishness of Golding's Ovid53
Ruddy Country Gentleman75
2Ovidian Subtexts in the Faerie Queene80
Roman Ruins88
Mutability95
Pythagorean Contexts104
Intertextual Clusters113
Non-metamorphosis129
Endings138
3Drayton's Chorographical Metamorphoses142
Resisting Ovid146
A Map of Metamorphoses170
Pythagorean Bards181
Reading Ovid Chorographically188
4Sandys's Virginian Ovid198
Obvious Vocabulary200
A Double Stranger219
New Worlds, Ancient Texts, New Commentaries236
Conclusion259
Select Bibliography275
Index295

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