Ovid: Ars Amatoria

Author: Ovid,Roy K. Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521813709

Category: History

Page: 446

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A full-scale commentary emphasising the poem's didactic elements and its treatment of women.

The Metamorphosis of Persephone

Ovid and the Self-conscious Muse

Author: Stephen Hinds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521335065

Category: History

Page: 182

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Ovid, a poet unashamedly in love in poetry, including his own, has enjoyed a recent renaissance in popularity. Yet there is still a certain tendency amongst critics to withhold from his writing the close, word-by-word, engagement which is its due. The primary aim of The Metamorphosis of Persephone is to celebrate this poet's detailed verbal art. Ovid twice treated the myth of Persephone. Dr Hinds' work is a close reading of the account in Metamorphoses 5. The book is at once a literary historical enquiry into the double transformation of the rape of Persephone, and a critical exploration of the self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in and between these twin Ovidian narratives. This attractively written and subtly nuanced literary study, which offers many quiet challenges to established modes of reading Latin narrative poetry, will be of interest both to scholars of Latin and to students of narrative in other languages.

Cicero: Epistulae Ad Quintum Fratrem Et M. Brutum

Author: Cicero,D. R. Shackleton-Bailey,Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521607001

Category: History

Page: 288

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This volume brings to completion Professor Shackleton Bailey's edition of the whole of Cicero's correspondence, published in the Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries series. Like the previous volumes it contains an introduction, a revised text and critical apparatus and a detailed commentary which concentrates on the fundamentals of the text, the dating of the letters and events mentioned in them and the identification of the persons concerned. The edition is intended for use by students and specialists in Roman literature and history.

Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139867148

Category: History

Page: N.A

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When Ovid, already renowned for his love poetry, the Metamorphoses and other works, was exiled by Augustus to Tomis on the Black Sea in AD 8, he continued to write. After five books of Tristia, he composed a collection of verse letters, the Epistulae ex Ponto, in which he appeals to his friends and supporters in Rome, lamenting his lot and begging for their help in mitigating it. In these epistolary elegies his inventiveness flourishes no less than before and his imaginative self-fashioning is as ingenious and engaging as ever, although in a minor key. This commentary on Book I assists intermediate and advanced students in understanding Ovid's language and style, while guiding them in the appreciation of his poetic art. The introduction examines the literary background of the Epistulae ex Ponto, their relation to Ovid's earlier works, and their special interest and appeal to readers of Augustan poetry.

Horace on Poetry

The 'Ars Poetica'

Author: C. O. Brink

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521077842

Category: History

Page: 590

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This 1971 text is the second of a three-volume commentary on Horace's literary epistles. The core of the book is a critical text of the Ars Poetica with a commentary on the poem. The complete three-volume commentary constitutes one of the fullest on Horace's critical writing.


Author: Ovid

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787240185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 1914

The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

Greek Grammar

Author: Herbert Weir Smyth,Gordon M. Messing

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674362505

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 784

View: 7809

Sponsored by the Department of Classics of Harvard University, a revised edition of the late Professor Smythâe(tm)s A Greek Grammar for Colleges is now available. All necessary corrections have been made, and the book retains the form which has long made it the most complete and valuable work of its kind. In this descriptive grammar the author offers a treatment of Greek syntax which is exceptionally rich as well subtle and varied.

Sophocles: Electra

Author: Sophocles,P. J. Finglass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868092

Category: Art

Page: 646

View: 6554

Full-scale 2007 commentary on a revised Greek text, with original metrical analyses of the lyrical sections.

Converging Truths

Euripides' Ion and the Athenian Quest for Self-Definition

Author: Katerina Zacharia

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004130005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

View: 2501

This book is a study of Euripides' "Ion," produced in 412 BC at a period of political crisis in Athens. Through careful analysis of its political, psychological, religious and poetic aspects and use of modern critical theory and recent scholarship on Athenian ethnicity, the Ion emerges as a polyphonic work expressing different and converging truths.

Latin laughs

a production of Plautus' Poenulus

Author: John H. Starks,Matthew Panciera

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865163232

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 129

View: 522

-- Introduction-- Facing vocabulary-- Edited text with notes-- Oral exercises-- Glossary

The Art of Love

Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Author: Roy Gibson,Steven Green,Alison Sharrock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019927777X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 375

View: 1060

A collection of essays on Ovid's cycle of sophisticated and subversive didactic poems on love, The Art of Love and Cures for Love, written by leading scholars and offering a range of perspectives on the poetics, politics, and erotics of the poems.

Cato Maior de Senectute

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,J. G. F. Powell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521335010

Category: History

Page: 298

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This is a complete critical edition of Cicero's Cato Maior de Senectute (On Old Age )with an introduction and commentary. The text is based on a fresh examination of the manuscript tradition while the introduction aims to place the work in the context of Cicero's writings on old age in the ancient world. The Roman and Ciceronian qualities of the work are emphasized, rather than the search for lost sources that occupied scholars in the past. Matters of text, language, and content are all considered equally in the commentary.

Learned Girls and Male Persuasion

Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy

Author: Sharon Lynn James

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520928664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 365

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This study transforms our understanding of Roman love elegy, an important and complex corpus of poetry that flourished in the late first century b.c.e. Sharon L. James reads key poems by Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid for the first time from the perspective of the woman to whom they are addressed—the docta puella, or learned girl, the poet's beloved. By interpreting the poetry not, as has always been done, from the stance of the elite male writers—as plaint and confession—but rather from the viewpoint of the women—thus as persuasion and attempted manipulation—James reveals strategies and substance that no one has listened for before.

Reading Ovid in Medieval Wales

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: Text and Context

ISBN: 9780814213223


Page: N.A

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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, which derives from ninth-century Wales; the manuscript, which is preserved in Oxford, is heavily glossed mainly in Latin but also in Old Welsh. This study, by Classical and Celtic scholar Paul Russell, discusses the significance of the manuscript for classical studies and how it was absorbed into the classical Ovidian tradition. This volume's main focus, however, is on the glossing and commentary and what these can teach us about the pedagogical approaches to Ovid's text in medieval Europe and Britain and, more specifically, in Wales. Russell argues that this annotated version of the Ars amatoria arose out of the teaching traditions of the Carolingian world and that the annotation, as we have it, was the product of a cumulative process of glossing and commenting on the text. He then surveys other glossed Ovid manuscripts to demonstrate how that accumulation was built up. Russell also explores the fascinating issue of why Ovid's love poetry should be used to teach Latin verse in monastic contexts. Finally, he discusses the connection between this manuscript and the numerous references to Ovid in later Welsh poetry, suggesting that the Ovidian references should perhaps be taken to refer to love poetry more generically.

Ovid's Revisions

The Editor as Author

Author: Francesca Martelli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107037719

Category: History

Page: 270

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A striking feature of Ovid's literary career derives from the processes of revision to which he subjects the works and collections that make up his oeuvre. From the epigram prefacing the Amores, to the editorial notices built into the book-frames of the Epistulae Ex Ponto, Ovid repeatedly invites us to consider the transformative horizons that these editorial interventions open up for his individual works, and which also affect the shape of his career and authorial identity. Francesca K. A. Martelli plots the vicissitudes of Ovid's distinctive career-long habit, considering how it transforms the relationship between text, oeuvre and authorial voice, and how it relates to the revisory practices at work in the wider cultural and political matrix of Ovid's s day. This fascinating study will be of great interest to students and scholars of classical literature, and to any literary critic interested in revision as a mode of authorial self-fashioning.

Bradley's Arnold Latin Prose Composition

Author: Thomas Kerchever Arnold

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865165955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 450

View: 2317

A newly revised and typeset edition of one of the most popular textbooks used for review of grammar and for writing Latin composition. The main justification for composing Latin prose is that it is an invaluable means of acquiring a real mastery of the language. Progress is made as the language is used as a medium of expression. This book is appropriate for those who already have a basic command of the Latin language.

Ovid's Lovers

Desire, Difference and the Poetic Imagination

Author: Victoria Rimell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521862191

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 8132

Compelling investigation of the question of the male/female relationship, which is central to Ovid's works.

Classica et Mediaevalia Vol. 65

Author: George Hinge

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 8763543958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

View: 702

Classica et Mediaevalia is an international, peer reviewed journal covering the field of the Greek and Latin languages and literature from classical antiquity until the late Middle Ages as well as the Greco-Roman history and traditions as manifested in the general history, history of law, history of philosophy and ecclesiastic history. Articles are published mainly in English, but also in French and German. Some of the many contributions to the present issue include “Wisdom, Boasting and Strength of Spirit in Xenophon’s Apology” and “Democracy and Aristocratic Identity in Fifth-Century BC Athens”.

Lucretius: De Rerum Natura

Author: Titus Lucretius Carus,E. J. Kenney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521291774

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 5868

With a commentary giving proper critical emphasis to the techniques and intentions of Lucretius' poetry.