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ISBN-10: 0253209331

ISBN-13: 9780253209337

Edition: 1995

Authors: Ovid, Betty Rose Nagle

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"In her extended introduction, Nagle offers illuminating information and commentary... This verse translation, internally glossed for clarification, is as accurate as modern English will allow.... Highly recommended." -- Choice"An excellent rendition in English of Ovid's poetic calendar of the Roman religious year, with an original introduction and useful notes as well as a glossary... The translation is elegant and geared to the modern reader." -- The Journal of Indo-European StudiesThis elegant translation brings Ovid's poetic calendar of the Roman religious year to a new generation of students and scholars. A valuable source of information about the Roman calendar, it complements Ovid's masterwork, the Metamorphoses.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 4/22/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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.