Author: Ovid
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191605549
Category: Poetry
Page: 528
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The theme of the Metamorphoses is change and transformation, as illustrated in Graeco-Roman myth and legend. On this ostensibly unifying thread Ovid strings together a vast and kaleidoscopic sequence of brilliant narratives, in which the often paradoxical and always arbitrary fates of his human and divine characters reflect the never-ending flux and reflux of the universe itself. 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.

Ovid Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid,R. J. Tarrant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198146663
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 534
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An Oxford Classical texts edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses has been planned for nearly a century, but earlier efforts by D. A. Slater and Franco Munari were not completed, largely because of the size and complexity of the manuscript tradition. Building on their work and that of many other scholars, R. J. Tarrant has produced a text with a broader manuscript foundation than any previous modern edition. The early fragments and oldest manuscripts have been freshly collated, andthe twelfth-century manuscripts have been fully drawn on for the first time; as a result many potentially original readings that had been attributed to later manuscript sources or even to modern scholars can now be located in the mainstream of the medieval tradition. In establishing the text, Tarrant hasbeen more generous than his immediate predecessors in adopting and recording scholarly conjectures, among them a number of emendations not previously published. In the matter of interpolated verses Tarrant has taken a more sceptical view of the transmitted text than editors of the last century; some of the lines he has bracketed had been suspected by earlier editors (especially Nicolaas Heinsius), but other proposed deletions are new. In the apparatus the editor has often noted that a rejectedvariant or conjecture offers a plausible alternative to the text printed, thereby calling attention to the many places where the original reading remains open to question. Offering a wealth of new information and ideas, this edition will be indispensable for all future study of Ovid's masterwork.


Author: Publius Ovidius Naso
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110361388
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 973
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Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Elaine Fantham
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195154092
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 178
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This introduction to Ovid's Metamorphoses considers how Ovid defined and shaped his narrative, its cultural context, and its vivid depictions of the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginative fantasy of flight, monsters, magicand illusion.

Ovid: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199803040
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 42
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Ovid, Metamorphoses X

Author: Ovid,
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472533054
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Metamorphoses is an epic-style, narrative poem written in hexameters. 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 X contains some of Ovid's most memorable stories: Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion, Atalanta and Hippomenes (with the race for the golden apples), Venus and Adonis, and Myrrha. This edition contains the Latin text as well as in-depth commentary notes that provide language support, explain difficult words and phrases, highlight literary features and supply background knowledge. The introduction presents an overview of Ovid and his historical and literary context, as well as a plot synopsis and a discussion of the literary genre. Suggested reading is also included.


The Changing Face of Ovid in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Author: Stephen James Rupp
Publisher: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
ISBN: 9780772720351
Page: 350
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Texts, Editors, and Readers

Methods and Problems in Latin Textual Criticism
Author: Richard Tarrant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131653880X
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This book re-examines the most traditional area of classical scholarship, offering critical assessments of the current state of the field, its methods and controversies, and its prospects for the future in a digital environment. Each stage of the editorial process is examined, from gathering and evaluating manuscript evidence to constructing the text and critical apparatus, with particular attention given to areas of dispute, such as the role of conjecture. The importance of subjective factors at every point is highlighted. An Appendix offers practical guidance in reading a critical apparatus. The discussion is framed in a way that is accessible to non-specialists, with all Latin texts translated. The book will be useful both to classicists who are not textual critics and to non-classicists interested in issues of editing.

Hold Your Own

Author: Kate Tempest
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518745255
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Englisch und deutsch. Übersetzt von Johanna Wange. »Sie ist mehr als modern; sie ist praktisch Science-Fiction«, schreibt der Guardian über Kate Tempest. Zu ihren Einflüssen zählen James Joyce und Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy und Virginia Woolf. Sie beherrscht den innigen Volksliedton ebenso wie Londons Straßenslang, wandelt virtuos zwischen lyrischer Tradition und Hip-Hop. Ihre Gedichte bemächtigen sich auf radikal heutige, politische Weise des Mythos von Teiresias, einer zweigeschlechtlichen Figur, von den Göttern geblendet und prophetisch begabt. In vier Teilen folgt der Zyklus dem Kind, dem Jüngling, der Frau und dem Mann, vermittelt eindrucksvoll, wie es ist, alt zu werden und »sehend«, dazu verurteilt, unserer neoliberalen Gesellschaft die Wahrheit zu sagen – und keiner hört zu. Lyrik-Empfehlung 2016 der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, der Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett und der Literaturwerkstatt Berlin.


Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Epic Succession and Dissension

Ovid, Metamorphoses 13.623-14.582, and the Reinvention of the Aeneid
Author: Sophia Papaioannou
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110899019
Category: History
Page: 230
View: 1901

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This is the first direct literary adaptation of Vergil's Aeneid. The present study demonstrates how, in less than one thousand lines, Ovid revisits the epic world of Aeneas and subjects it to a reading that is a paradigm of critical analysis, a statement of originality, and a powerful claim to the epic heritage and Vergilian succession.

Ovid's Homer

Authority, Repetition, Reception
Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190680067
Category: Poetry
Page: 286
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Ovid's Homer examines the Latin poet's engagement with the Homeric poems throughout his career. Boyd offers detailed analysis of Ovid's reading and reinterpretation of a range of Homeric episodes and characters from both epics, and demonstrates the pervasive presence of Homer in Ovid's work. The resulting intertextuality, articulated as a poetics of paternity or a poetics of desire, is particularly marked in scenes that have a history of scholiastic interest or critical intervention; Ovid repeatedly asserts his mastery as Homeric reader and critic through his creative response to alternative readings, and in the process renews Homeric narrative for a sophisticated Roman readership. Boyd offers new insight into the dynamics of a literary tradition, illuminating a previously underappreciated aspect of Ovidian intertextuality.

Carmen perpetuum

Ovids Metamorphosen in der Weltliteratur
Author: Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer,Alexander Honold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783796528590
Category: Epic poetry, Latin
Page: 324
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Bellum civile, Liber IX: Einleitung, Text und Übersetzung

Author: Lucan,Marcus Annaeus Lucanus,Claudia Wick
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783598778131
Category: Pharsalia
Page: 155
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Zum neunten und längsten Buch von Lukans Bürgerkriegsgedicht fehlte bislang ein durchgehender, modernen Ansprüchen genügender Kommentar. Diese Lücke wird nun geschlossen. Der lateinische Text wird von einer neuen deutschen Übersetzung begleitet, in welche alle Erkenntnisse eingeflossen sind, die sich aus dem detaillierten Kommentar ergeben. Einleitend werden Themen wie etwa Lukans Umgang mit den historischen Quellen und verschiedenen literarischen Vorlagen diskutiert. Abgeschlossen wird die Arbeit durch umfangreiche Indices. Neben der Sprach- und Stiluntersuchung stehen durchgehend auch Fragen nach Lukans epischer Technik sowie nach typischen Motiven im Zentrum.

Die Metamorphosen de P. Ovidius Naso

I. Bändchen: Buch I-V
Author: Hugo Magnus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783742877529
Page: 632
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Die Metamorphosen de P. Ovidius Naso - I. Bandchen: Buch I-V ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1885. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."