Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIV - Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics (Paperback)
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Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIV - Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics (Paperback)

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In Book XIV of the Metamorphoses Ovid takes his epic for the first time into Italy and continues from book XIII his close intertextual engagement with Virgil's Aeneid. His tendentious treatment of his model subordinates Virgil's epic plot to fantastic tales of metamorphosis, including the erotic Italian tales of Circe Glaucus, and Scylla, and Picus, and Canens. Other Roman myths include Pomona and Vertumnus, as well as events from Romulus' reign. The deifications of Aeneas and Romulus anticipate the poem's closing episodes of imperial apotheosis. This commentary provides guidance to advanced undergraduate and graduate students for understanding Ovid's language, style, artistry, and allusive techniques. The introduction discusses the major structures, themes, and stylistic features of book XIV, its place within the poem as a whole, and Ovid's interpretive imitation of Virgil's Aeneid.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521007931
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 10 mm


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