Fasti

ISBN-10: 0140446907
ISBN-13: 9780140446906
Edition: 2000
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Description: A calendar of the first six months of the Roman religious year, Fasti is a tapestry of times and seasons, myths and beliefs and ancient lore. Written in exile at the end of his life, this final work contains Ovid's most mature thoughts on Rome.

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A calendar of the first six months of the Roman religious year, Fasti is a tapestry of times and seasons, myths and beliefs and ancient lore. Written in exile at the end of his life, this final work contains Ovid's most mature thoughts on Rome.

Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict of Augustus to remote Tomis on the Black Sea because of a poem and an indiscretion. Miserable in provincial exile, he died there ten years later. His brilliant, witty, fertile elegiac poems include Amores (Loves), Heroides (Heroines), and Ars Amatoris (The Art of Love), but he is perhaps best known for the Metamorphoses, a marvelously imaginative compendium of Greek mythology where every story alludes to a change in shape. Ovid was admired and imitated throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Jonson knew his works well. His mastery of form, gift for narration, and amusing urbanity are irresistible.

Preface
To The Second Edition
From The Introduction (1931)
Bibliographical Addendum (1987) Fasti
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Appendix
Index

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