Ovid's Early Poetry : From his Single Heroides to his Remedia Amoris

By: Thorsen, Thea SMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (238 p.)ISBN: 9781316167151Subject(s): Latin poetry -- History and criticism | Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. -- Criticism and interpretationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ovid's Early Poetry : From his Single Heroides to his Remedia AmorisDDC classification: 871.01 | 871/.01 LOC classification: PA6537 .T47 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Notes on texts and translations; Introduction; 1 Dating the young Ovid; 2 Ovidian signatures and the single Heroides; 3 Being last- with the latest news; 4 The authenticity of Heroides 15; 5 Sappho among heroines; 6 Sapphic self-reflections in Ovid's Amores; 7 Art, being and nothingness: Ars amatoria and Remedia amoris; Postscript: The creation of a poet; References; General index; Index locorum
Summary: Important new exploration of the early poetry of Ovid, one of the greatest poets in the Roman and Western tradition.
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Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Notes on texts and translations; Introduction; 1 Dating the young Ovid; 2 Ovidian signatures and the single Heroides; 3 Being last- with the latest news; 4 The authenticity of Heroides 15; 5 Sappho among heroines; 6 Sapphic self-reflections in Ovid's Amores; 7 Art, being and nothingness: Ars amatoria and Remedia amoris; Postscript: The creation of a poet; References; General index; Index locorum

Important new exploration of the early poetry of Ovid, one of the greatest poets in the Roman and Western tradition.

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Thorsen (Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway) uses "Heroides 15," Ovid's imagined letter from Sappho to her lover Phaon, as a linchpin for understanding Ovid's early poetry. The centrality she thus accords this poem is audacious, for the authenticity of "Heroides 15" has been, and still is, disputed. Thorsen devotes three chapters to the dating of Ovid's early poetry, his use of poetic signatures (embedding his name within his poetry), and his relationship to earlier and contemporary poets, concluding that "Heroides 15" is thoroughly Ovidian. She then rehearses and rebuts both early and recent challenges to the poem's authenticity. Her final three chapters draw on "Heroides 15" as a key to a richer understanding of the "Heroides" 1-14, the Amores, and the Ars amatoria and Remedia amoris. Thorsen's prose is lucid and accessible, and those new to Ovid will have no difficulty understanding her conclusions. However, fully appreciating her arguments requires being more deeply steeped in the corpus of Ovid's works. Quotations are in Latin with English translations. In addition to a bibliography and general index, Thorsen provides footnotes and an index locorum of her classical citations. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Bruce E. Brandt, South Dakota State University

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