Originally published in 1955, this introductory text was created for the general reader, with or without knowledge of Latin, together with students of the classics seeking a greater understanding of Ovid. The text provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the nature of Ovid's works, with particular emphasis on the thematic and stylistic qualities of the Metamorphoses. A bibliography is also included and detailed notes are incorporated throughout. All quotations are provided both in Latin and in English translations. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Ovid and studies in classical literature.
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About the Author
The late L.P. Wilkinson was Reader in Latin Literature and Fellow of King's College Cambridge. His works include Horace and his Lyric Poetry and The Georgics of Vergil, both reprinted in this series.
Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction; List of abbreviations; 1. Early years - integer et laetus; 2. Latin erotic elegy - his comes umbra tua est; 3. The elegiac couplet - blanda elegeia; 4. The Amores - tenerorum lusor amorum; 5. The Heroides - dolor ira mixtus; 6. The Ars amatoria and Remedia amoris - praeceptor amoris; 7. The Metamorphoses - most capricious poet; 8. The Fasti - tempora cum causis; 9. Banishment: Tristia I and II - repertus ego; 10. Tristia III-V, Ibis, Epistulae ex ponto - among the Goths; 11. The middle ages - Venus' clerk Ovyde; 12. The Renaissance - sweet witty soul; Epilogue; Appendix of references; List of modern works cited; Indexes: 1. Ovidian passages quoted; 2. Proper names (selected).