• Literary Collections

Ovid: Heroides

Select Epistles
Author: Ovid,Peter E. Knox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521368346
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 329
View: 7015
In this volume, Professor Knox provides the first full-scale commentary in English in this century on a selection from Ovid's Heroides, a collection of letters in elegiac verse supposedly addressed by heroines of mythology to their absent lovers or husbands. This edition is intended to provide students of Latin literature with guidance in the interpretation of these poems. The Introduction also includes a general account of Ovid's career and the place of the Heroides in the development of Augustan poetry.

    • History

Ovid: Heroides XVI-XXI

Author: Ovid,E. J. Kenney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521466233
Category: History
Page: 269
View: 2213
This is an edition with commentary of six poems by the Roman poet Ovid. These are the letters, as Ovid imagined them, exchanged between three famous pairs of lovers, Paris and Helen of Troy, Hero and Leander, and Acontius and Cydippe. Interest in Ovid has never been more lively than it is today, and this book will have much to offer students at all levels. This is the first commentary in any language since 1898 on these "double" letters. It complements Peter E. Knox's selection of the single epistles in the same series.

    • History

Latin Erotic Elegy

An Anthology and Reader
Author: Paul Allen Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135641951
Category: History
Page: 496
View: 6931
This indispensable volume provides a complete course on Latin erotic elegy, allowing students to trace a coherent narrative of the genre's rise and fall, and to understand its relationship to the changes that marked the collapse of the Roman republic, and the founding of the empire. The book begins with a detailed and wide-ranging introduction, looking at major figures, the evolution of the form, and the Roman context, with particular focus on the changing relations between the sexes. The texts that follow range from the earliest manifestations of erotic elegy, in Catullus, through Tibullus, Sulpicia (Rome's only female elegist), Propertius and Ovid. An accessible commentary explores the historical background, issues of language and style, and the relation of each piece to its author's larger body of work. The volume closes with an anthology of critical essays representative of the main trends in scholarship; these both illuminate the genre's most salient features and help the student understand its modern reception.

    • Foreign Language Study

Pliny the Younger: 'Epistles'

Author: Pliny the Younger,Pliny (the Younger.)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107006899
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 338
View: 3636
The first modern literary commentary on Pliny the Younger's Epistles II, essential reading for students and scholars of Roman literature.

    • History

The Ovidian Heroine as Author

Reading, Writing, and Community in the Heroides
Author: Laurel Fulkerson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139446228
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 2981
Ovid's Heroides, a catalogue of letters by women who have been deserted, has too frequently been examined as merely a lament. In a new departure, this book portrays the women of the Heroides as a community of authors. Combining close readings of the texts and their mythological backgrounds with critical methods, the book argues that the points of similarity between the different letters of the Heroides, so often derided by modern critics, represent a brilliant exploitation of intratextuality, in which the Ovidian heroine self-consciously fashions herself as an alluding author influenced by what she has read within the Heroides. Far from being naive and impotent victims, therefore, the heroines are remarkably astute, if not always successful, at adapting textual strategies that they perceive as useful for attaining their own ends. With this new approach Professor Fulkerson shows that the Heroides articulate a fictional poetic, mirroring contemporary practices of poetic composition.

    • Literary Criticism

Ovid Heroides: A Selection

Author: John Godwin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147426591X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
View: 1146
This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Ovid's Heroides, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Heroides VI, lines 1–100 and 127–64, and X, lines 1–76 and 119–50. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English, placing the poems in their Roman literary context. The heroines of the Heroides are women in love who can do nothing but write sad verse letters to their faithless lovers across the sea. They tell their stories and express their feelings in poetry of great power and psychological subtlety. Hypsipyle (in VI) and Ariadne (in X) are feminists before feminism, royal ladies who are slaves to their passion – these women are given a voice by Ovid in poetry which is at once simple and sophisticated, heartfelt and yet also full of irony and literary resonance.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Round is a Mooncake

A Book of Shapes
Author: Roseanne Thong,Grace Lin
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452132801
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 4563
A little girl's neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square and rectangular. Many of the objects are Asian in origin, other universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and pizza boxes, rectangular Chinese lace and very special pencil case. Bright art accompanies this lively introduction to shapes and short glossary explains the cultural significance of the objects featured in the book.

    • Literary Criticism

Mail and Female

Epistolary Narrative and Desire in Ovid's Heroides
Author: Sara H. Lindheim
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299192631
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 5641
In the Heroides, the Roman poet Ovid wittily plucks fifteen abandoned heroines from ancient myth and literature and creates the fiction that each woman writes a letter to the hero who left her behind. But in giving voice to these heroines, is Ovid writing like a woman, or writing "Woman" like a man? Using feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to examine the "female voice" in the Heroides, Sara H. Lindheim closely reads these fictive letters in which the women seemingly tell their own stories. She points out that in Ovid’s verse epistles all the women represent themselves in a strikingly similar and disjointed fashion. Lindheim turns to Lacanian theory of desire to explain these curious and hauntingly repetitive representations of the heroines in the "female voice." Lindheim’s approach illuminates what these poems reveal about both masculine and feminine constructions of the feminine

    • History

The Cambridge Companion to Ovid

Author: Philip R. Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521775281
Category: History
Page: 408
View: 3583
Accessible but exciting critical handbook on one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity.

    • History

Theocritus: A Selection

Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13
Author: Theocritus,Richard L. Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521574204
Category: History
Page: 308
View: 7484
This is the first full-scale commentary on poems by Theocritus since Gow's edition of 1950, and the first to exploit the recent revolution in the study of Hellenistic and Roman poetry; the poems included in this volume (Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13) are principally the bucolic poems which, through their influence on Virgil, established the Western pastoral tradition. The focus of the commentary is literary - both on how Theocritus exploited the classical heritage for a new type of poetry, and on what that poetry meant in the third century BC. The commentary, together with the introductory essays to each poem, makes a major contribution to the understanding of this extraordinary poetic form. The Introduction explores the meaning of 'bucolic', the presentation of a stylised countryside, the importance of eros in the bucolic world, and Theocritus' verbal and metrical style.

    • History

Ovid's Poetics of Illusion

Author: Philip Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521800877
Category: History
Page: 365
View: 4707
A comprehensive treatment of the ways in which Ovid exploits illusion in his poetry.

    • Literary Criticism

A Companion to Ovid

Author: Peter E. Knox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118556666
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 552
View: 9971
A Companion to Ovid is a comprehensive overview of one of the most influential poets of classical antiquity. Features more than 30 newly commissioned chapters by noted scholars writing in their areas of specialization Illuminates various aspects of Ovid's work, such as production, genre, and style Presents interpretive essays on key poems and collections of poems Includes detailed discussions of Ovid's primary literary influences and his reception in English literature Provides a chronology of key literary and historical events during Ovid's lifetime

    • History

Greek and Latin Letters

An Anthology with Translation
Author: Michael Trapp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521499439
Category: History
Page: 348
View: 4580
Anthology of Greek and Latin letters with facing-page English translation, full commentary and introduction.

    • Literary Criticism

Brill's Companion to Ovid

Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9789004226760
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 534
View: 2321
This collection of essays on Ovid s life, works, and influence is intended to serve as a vade-mecum for all interested in the Roman world s most versatile literary genius. The broad range of subjects and perspectives represented by the Companion s fourteen contributors offers readers the best in contemporary classical scholarship."

    • History

Ovid's Heroides

A New Translation and Critical Essays
Author: Paul Murgatroyd,Bridget Reeves,Sarah Parker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351758942
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 1623
This volume offers up-to-date translations of all 21 epistles of Ovid’s Heroides. Each letter is accompanied by a preface explaining the mythological background, an essay offering critical remarks on the poem, and discussion of the heroine and her treatment elsewhere in Classical literature. Where relevant, reception in later literature, film, music and art, and feminist aspects of the myth are also covered. The book also contains an introduction covering Ovid's life and works, the Augustan background, the originality of the Heroides, dating, authenticity and reception. A useful glossary of characters mentioned in the Heroides concludes the book. This is a vital new resource for anyone studying the poetry of Ovid, Classical mythology or women in the ancient world.

    • History

Ovid's Lovers

Desire, Difference and the Poetic Imagination
Author: Victoria Rimell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521862191
Category: History
Page: 235
View: 4894
Compelling investigation of the question of the male/female relationship, which is central to Ovid's works.

    • History

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: P. E. Easterling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423519
Category: History
Page: 392
View: 1888
This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

Ars Amatoria, Or the Art of Love

Latin Text and English Prose
Author: Ovid
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523657971
Page: 168
View: 1391
Contains BOTH the original Latin text of Ovid's Ars Amatoria AND a literal English prose translation with copious footnotes.

    • Philosophy

Aenesidemus of Cnossus

Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316060373
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
View: 6656
This book provides the first edition of all the testimonia on the Sceptic philosopher Aenesidemus of Cnossus, who is deemed to be the source of Sextus Empiricus, the main surviving authority on ancient Scepticism. It provides an extensive philosophical and historical commentary, and throws light on a series of questions concerning the philosophy of the late Academy, Stoic Heracliteanism, and the interaction between medicine and philosophy in the late Hellenistic era. It will be an essential reference work for all those scholars and students dealing with the history of ancient Scepticism.