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Ovid's Metamorphoses

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ISBN-10: 019515410X

ISBN-13: 9780195154108

Edition: 2004

Authors: Elaine Fantham

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Ovid's Metamorphoses have been seen to mark a culmination of the classical epic tradition and a revolutionary transferral of narrative interest from warfare to love and fantasy. This introduction considers how Ovid defined and shaped his narrative, its cultural context, and its vivid depictions of the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginative fantasy of flight, monsters, magic and illusion. Elaine Fantham provides a stimulating analysis of this marvellous and complex poem, and the traditions it built on and inspired.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Transforming Bodies, Transforming Epic
Creation, Flood, and Fire
Cadmus and the Tragic Dynasty of Thebes
Human Artistry and Divine Jealousy
The Lives of Women
Aspects of Love
Heroes--Old Style and New
Fantasy, the Fabulous, and the Miraculous Metamorphoses of Nature
Genre and Narrative: Ovid's Polymorphous Poem
After Ovid
Index of Persons
General Index