Ovid's Amores

Author: Ovid,Guy Lee

Publisher: John Murray Publishers


Category: Poetry

Page: 202

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Heroides and Amores

Author: Grant Showerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781375947497

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 7386

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Ovid: Heroides

Select Epistles

Author: Ovid,Peter E. Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521368346

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 329

View: 9397

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.
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Catullus and His World

A Reappraisal

Author: Timothy Peter Wiseman,T. P. Wiseman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319683

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book is an attempt to read the poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus in his own context; to look at the poet and his works against the cultural realities of the first century BC as recent advances in historical research allow us to understand them. Catullus' own social background, the circumstances of the literary life of his time, the true extent of his works and the variety of audiences he addressed - these and other questions are explored by Professor Wiseman with new and startling results. Contemporary high society and politics are illustrated through Clodia and Caelius Rufus, considered not as mere adjuncts to Catullus' story but as significant historical personalities in their own right. A final chapter on nineteenth- and twentieth-century interpretations of Catullus' world shows how anachronistic preconceptions have prevented a proper understanding of it, and made this radical reappraisal necessary. Anyone with a serious interest in Latin literature or Roman history will want to read this book. Students in the upper levels of school or at university will find it essential background reading to their work on Catullus and Cicero's Pro Caelio.
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Brill's Companion to Ovid

Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004121560

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 533

View: 7556

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."
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The Shapes of Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Author: D.R. Kelley,R.H. Popkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401132380

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 9891

The original idea for a conference on the "shapes of knowledge" dates back over ten years to conversations with the late Charles Schmitt of the Warburg Institute. What happened to the classifications of the sciences between the time of the medieval Studium and that of the French Encyclopedie is a complex and highly abstract question; but posing it is an effective way of mapping and evaluating long term intellectual changes, especially those arising from the impact of humanist scholarship, the new science of the seventeenth century, and attempts to evaluate, to apply, to reconcile, and to institutionalize these rival and interacting traditions. Yet such patterns and transformations cannot be well understood from the heights of the general history of ideas. Within the ~eneral framework of the organization of knowledge the map must be filled in by particular explorations and soundings, and our project called for a conference that would combine some encyclopedic (as well as interdisciplinary and inter national) breadth with scholarly and technical depth.
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Ovid Heroides: A Selection

Author: John Godwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426591X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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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.
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Iambic Poetics in the Roman Empire

Author: Tom Hawkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012082

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 6670

Traces the impact of invective poetics associated with early Greek iambic poetry on Roman imperial authors and audiences.
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The Politics of Latin Literature

Writing, Identity, and Empire in Ancient Rome

Author: Thomas N. Habinek

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400822515

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 8336

This is the first book to describe the intimate relationship between Latin literature and the politics of ancient Rome. Until now, most scholars have viewed classical Latin literature as a product of aesthetic concerns. Thomas Habinek shows, however, that literature was also a cultural practice that emerged from and intervened in the political and social struggles at the heart of the Roman world. Habinek considers major works by such authors as Cato, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Seneca. He shows that, from its beginnings in the late third century b.c. to its eclipse by Christian literature six hundred years later, classical literature served the evolving interests of Roman and, more particularly, aristocratic power. It fostered a prestige dialect, for example; it appropriated the cultural resources of dominated and colonized communities; and it helped to defuse potentially explosive challenges to prevailing values and authority. Literature also drew upon and enhanced other forms of social authority, such as patriarchy, religious ritual, cultural identity, and the aristocratic procedure of self-scrutiny, or existimatio. Habinek's analysis of the relationship between language and power in classical Rome breaks from the long Romantic tradition of viewing Roman authors as world-weary figures, aloof from mundane political concerns--a view, he shows, that usually reflects how scholars have seen themselves. The Politics of Latin Literature will stimulate new interest in the historical context of Latin literature and help to integrate classical studies into ongoing debates about the sociology of writing.
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Jacques Réda

Being There, Almost

Author: Aaron Prevots

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004323686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 8193

Jacques Réda: Being There, Almost studies Réda’s influential work since the 1950s—poetry, novels, literary essays, short prose, jazz histories. It particularly examines places explored and how the ‘world’s energy’ becomes the ideal dancing partner, poetry incarnate in one’s arms.
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With Parallel Latin Text

Author: Martial

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199645450

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3861

"If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave." The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines. Social climbers and sex-offenders, rogue traders and two-faced preachers - all are subject to his forensic annihilations and often foul-mouthed verses. Packed with incident and detail, Martial's epigrams bring Rome vividly to life in all its variety; biting satire rubs alongside tender friendship, lust for life beside sorrow for loss. Gossipy, clever, and above all entertaining, they express amusement as much as indignation at the vices they expose. This selection brings Martial to a twenty-first century readership in a prose translation that pulls no punches and presents him in all his moods. It establishes his originality as a literary author, and the significance of his achievement as the poet who conquered epigram for Rome. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Poems of Exile

Tristia and the Black Sea Letters

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242609

Category: History

Page: 451

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"This is no small achievement. For the language-lover the translation provides elegant, flowing English verse, for the classicist it conveys close approximation to the Latin meaning coupled with a sense of the movement and rhythmic variety of Ovid's language"--Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor of Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium "This book fills a gap. There is no similar annotated English translation of Ovid's exile poetry. Thoroughly grounded in Ovidian scholarship, Green's introduction and notes are helpful and informative. The translation is accurate, idiomatic, and lively, closely imitating the Latin elegiac couplet and capturing Ovid's changing moods."--Karl Galinsky, author of Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the Basic Aspects
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Sex in the Ancient World from A to Z

Author: John Younger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134547021

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8467

In this fascinating and revealing A-to-Z, John G. Younger examines the sexual practices, expressions and attitudes of the Greeks and Romans, from Catullus and Caligula, to orgies and obscenity, and from abstinence and incest, to pederasty and prostitution. The book opens with an overview of current thinking on ancient sex and sexuality, and goes on to provide an extraordinarily wide coverage of a sexual culture so very different from our own, approaching the subject from the perspectives of literature, history, archaeology and art. Comprehensive, reliable and eye-opening, this A-to-Z illuminates an important aspect of the classical world. For those who want to take their reading further, there are numerous references to ancient sources and modern scholarship, as well as a separate section of works of art. This is an ideal introduction to and exploration of sex in the ancient world for readers at every level.
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The Poems

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136431

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 221

View: 4325

Flamboyant and passionate, the love poems of Propertius are among the most beautiful to have been written in any language. In this eloquent and consistently faithful translation, W. G. Shepherd does full justice to the work of this remarkable Latin poet. Born about 48 B.C. in Umbria, Sextus Propertius was one of a group of poets influenced by Greek Alexandrian mannerism who developed the genre of Roman love elegy. Through shifting moods of ecstasy and frustration, his early works celebrate his obsessive love for his mistress, Cynthia. All his work is distinguished by strong visual imagery, richness of language, and an intensely personal style.
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Metamorphoses I-IV

Author: Ovid,D. E. Hill

Publisher: Classical Texts

ISBN: 9780856682575

Category: History

Page: 263

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Text with translation, commentary and notes.
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in three volumes

Author: Nonnus (Panopolitanus),Nonnus (of Panopolis.),L... R. Lind

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674993792

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Odes and Epodes

Author: Horace

Publisher: N.A



Page: 424

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Aristophanes' Apology

Including a Transcript from Euripides Being the Last Adventure of Balaustion

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aristophanes in fiction, drama, poetry, etc

Page: 366

View: 1605

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The American Year Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Statistics

Page: N.A

View: 9692

Posted in Statistics