• Literary Criticism

Metamorphoses III

An Extract 511-733
Author: Ovid,
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472507762
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 96
View: 7620
Metamorphoses is an epic poem but is very different from what we expect in an epic. Original, inventive and charming, the poem tells the stories of myths featuring transformations, from the creation of the universe to the death and deification of Julius Caesar. Book III concentrates on the House of Thebes, and this selection details the story of Pentheus and his tragic end after refusing to acknowledge the god Bacchus. This edition contains the Latin text as well as in-depth commentary notes which provide language support, explanation of difficult words and phrases, and analysis of literary features as well as information on the background to the story. The introduction presents an overview of Ovid in his historical and literary context, as well as a plot synopsis and a discussion of the literary genre and metre. All words in the text are given in a full vocabulary at the end and there are also suggestions for further reading. This is the prescribed edition of the verse set text for OCR's AS GCE Classics Latin qualification, for examination from 2015 to 2017 inclusive.

    • Literary Criticism

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733

Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions
Author: Ingo Gildenhard,Andrew Zissos
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 178374085X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 260
View: 7293
This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

    • Literary Criticism

Brill's Companion to the Reception of Euripides

Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004299815
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 680
View: 454
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Euripides offers a comprehensive account of the reception of Euripides’ plays over the centuries, across cultures and within a range of different fields, such as literature, intellectual history, visual arts, music, dance, stage and cinema.

Readings in the Cantos

Author: Richard Parker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1942954409
Page: 256
View: 7655
This is a three-volume project of readings of individual sections from the central modernist long poem, The Cantos of Ezra Pound. The project as a whole represents a landmark publication for modernist studies, bringing together, in a ground-breaking format, a number of critical readings of The Cantos by the world's leading Pound and modernist scholars. In each chapter a contributor approaches either a single Canto or a defined small group of Cantos in isolation, providing a clear, informative, and interpretive 'reading' that includes an up-to-date assessment of sources and an idea of recent critical approaches to the work. Most importantly, each essay offers guidance to those wishing to understand the works while contributing to the creation of a new manner of reading The Cantos as a remarkably diverse but coherent work. This first volume illuminates the gestation of the Cantos-technique and includes essays on the most important Cantos and groups of Cantos from the Ur-Cantos (early, discarded versions of the beginning of Pound's poem), A Draft of XVI Cantos (1924),A Draft of the Cantos 17-27 (1928), and Eleven New Cantos XXXI-XLI, also known as "Jefferson-Nuevo Mundo" (1934).

    • Philosophy


Author: Ovid
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1787240185
Category: Philosophy
Page: 624
View: 8991
The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

    • Literary Criticism

The forme of Faustus fortunes

a study of The Tragedie of Doctor Faustus, 1616
Author: Roy T. Eriksen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 233
View: 2550

    • English literature

Early English Text Society

Original series
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 3583

    • Poetry

The Ovid Collection

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1531284051
Category: Poetry
Page: 962
View: 7563
Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents. Ovid was an ancient Roman poet who is best known for writing The Metamorphoses which was extremely influential on Western literature.This collection includes the following: POETRY: The Metamorphoses Ars Amatoria, or The Art of Love The Amores The Remedy of Love

    • Criticism

Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Author: Henry Home (lord Kames.)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Criticism
Page: 985
View: 3327

    • History

Tragedy in Ovid

Theater, Metatheater, and the Transformation of a Genre
Author: Dan Curley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107244528
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 3228
Ovid is today best known for his grand epic, Metamorphoses, and elegiac works like the Ars Amatoria and Heroides. Yet he also wrote a Medea, now unfortunately lost. This play kindled in him a lifelong interest in the genre of tragedy, which informed his later poetry and enabled him to continue his career as a tragedian – if only on the page instead of the stage. This book surveys tragic characters, motifs and modalities in the Heroides and the Metamorphoses. In writing love letters, Ovid's heroines and heroes display their suffering in an epistolary theater. In telling transformation stories, Ovid offers an exploded view of the traditional theater, although his characters never stray too far from their dramatic origins. Both works constitute an intratextual network of tragic stories that anticipate the theatrical excesses of Seneca and reflect the all-encompassing spirit of Roman imperium.

    • History, Ancient

A new system

or, An analysis of antient mythology ...
Author: Jacob Bryant
Publisher: N.A
Category: History, Ancient
Page: N.A
View: 2080

    • Science

Molecular Biomethods Handbook

Author: John M. Walker,Ralph Rapley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603273756
Category: Science
Page: 1124
View: 7342
Recent advances in the biosciences have led to a range of powerful new technologies, particularly nucleic acid, protein and cell-based methodologies. The most recent insights have come to affect how scientists investigate and define cellular processes at the molecular level. This book expands upon the techniques included in the first edition, providing theory, outlines of practical procedures, and applications for a range of techniques. Written by a well-established panel of research scientists, the book provides an up-to-date collection of methods used regularly in the authors’ own research programs.

James Shirley - The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the Armour of Achilles

Author: James Shirley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781787373549
Page: 30
View: 1682
James Shirley was born in London in September 1596. His education was through a collection of England's finest establishments: Merchant Taylors' School, London, St John's College, Oxford, and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he took his B.A. degree in approximately 1618. He first published in 1618, a poem entitled Echo, or the Unfortunate Lovers. As with many artists of this period full details of his life and career are not recorded. Sources say that after graduating he became "a minister of God's word in or near St Albans." A conversion to the Catholic faith enabled him to become master of St Albans School from 1623-25. He wrote his first play, Love Tricks, or the School of Complement, which was licensed on February 10th, 1625. From the given date it would seem he wrote this whilst at St Albans but, after its production, he moved to London and to live in Gray's Inn. For the next two decades, he would write prolifically and with great quality, across a spectrum of thirty plays; through tragedies and comedies to tragicomedies as well as several books of poetry. Unfortunately, his talents were left to wither when Parliament passed the Puritan edict in 1642, forbidding all stage plays and closing the theatres. Most of his early plays were performed by Queen Henrietta's Men, the acting company for which Shirley was engaged as house dramatist. Shirley's sympathies lay with the King in battles with Parliament and he received marks of special favor from the Queen. He made a bitter attack on William Prynne, who had attacked the stage in Histriomastix, and, when in 1634 a special masque was presented at Whitehall by the gentlemen of the Inns of Court as a practical reply to Prynne, Shirley wrote the text-The Triumph of Peace. Shirley spent the years 1636 to 1640 in Ireland, under the patronage of the Earl of Kildare. Several of his plays were produced by his friend John Ogilby in Dublin in the first ever constructed Irish theatre; The Werburgh Street Theatre. During his years in Dublin he wrote The Doubtful Heir, The Royal Master, The Constant Maid, and St. Patrick for Ireland. In his absence from London, Queen Henrietta's Men sold off a dozen of his plays to the stationers, who naturally, enough published them. When Shirley returned to London in 1640, he finished with the Queen Henrietta's company and his final plays in London were acted by the King's Men. On the outbreak of the English Civil War Shirley served with the Earl of Newcastle. However when the King's fortunes began to decline he returned to London. There his friend Thomas Stanley gave him help and thereafter Shirley supported himself in the main by teaching and publishing some educational works under the Commonwealth. In addition to these he published during the period of dramatic eclipse four small volumes of poems and plays, in 1646, 1653, 1655, and 1659. It is said that he was "a drudge" for John Ogilby in his translations of Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey, and survived into the reign of Charles II, but, though some of his comedies were revived, his days as a playwright were over. His death, at age seventy, along with that of his wife, in 1666, is described as one of fright and exposure due to the Great Fire of London which had raged through parts of London from September 2nd to the 5th. He was buried at St Giles in the Fields, in London, on October 29th, 1666.

    • History

Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid

Staging the Enemy under Augustus
Author: Elena Giusti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108416802
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 8551
Investigates the representation of the Carthaginian enemy and the revisionist history of the Punic Wars in Virgil's Aeneid.

    • History

Annals IV

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,David Colin Arthur Shotter
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780856684043
Category: History
Page: 204
View: 8681
The fourth book of Tacitus' Annals recounts one of the mostturbulent periods of Tiberius' reign: the conflict between theemperor and Agrippina's family moved to its twin climaxes ofTiberius' retirement to Capreae and the destruction of Agrippinaand members of her family. An active agent in this drama wasAelius Sejanus, the prefect of the Praetorian Guard, whose ownambitions progressed closer to fulfilment in the course of AnnalsIV. This edition offers a new translation and commentary, as wellas a group of introductory essays which highlight the book's mainthemes and personalities. These serve to draw together the fruitsof Dr Shotter's publications over twenty years in this field, andquestion not only the actual notion of Tiberius' villainy, butalso the degree to which Tacitus subscribed to it. It iscontended here that the emperor is shown by Tacitus to be thevictim of other people, but also of his own weaknesses ofcharacter. As such, a sympathetic presentation of Tiberiusemerges as the lasting impression of Annals IV. Although allaspects of Tacitus' writing are embraced in this edition, theemphasis throughout is historical. Latin text with facing pagetranslatin, introduction and commentary.

    • Didactic poetry, Latin


Author: Ovid
Publisher: N.A
Category: Didactic poetry, Latin
Page: 212
View: 8274