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Ovid : Love Songs - Genevieve Liveley

Paperback Published: 28th October 2005
ISBN: 9781853996702
Number Of Pages: 144

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The most prolific of Roman poets, Ovid was born in 43 BC and died in exile on the Black Sea in 17 AD, banished by the Emperor Augustus. As well as his famous Metamorphoses (the subject of another book in this series) he produced a large body of elegiac poetry, the Amores, Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris, Heroides, Fasti, Tristia and Ex Ponto, all of which are accessibly discussed here in Genevieve Liveley's important re-evaluation of the poet's politics, poetics and erotics. She examines the impact on Ovid of Augustus' programmes for social and political reform, the role of genre, allusion and intertextuality in his writings, and the tensions underlying his representations of gender and sexuality. Finally she assesses responses to Ovid's elegiac works by later love poets and writers, and reflects on the continued relevance and readability of his work for a twenty-first century audience.

Introductionp. 7
Lovesp. 25
The Art of Lovep. 41
The Heroines' Lettersp. 59
The Calendarp. 77
Sad Songsp. 93
Ovid in the Third Millenniump. 113
Glossaryp. 119
Note on Translationsp. 125
Further Readingp. 127
Bibliographyp. 131
Acknowledgementsp. 137
Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9781853996702
ISBN-10: 185399670X
Series: Ancients in Action
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 28th October 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1