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Ovid Surveyed : An Abridgement for the General Reader of 'Ovid Recalled' - L. P. Wilkinson

Ovid Surveyed

An Abridgement for the General Reader of 'Ovid Recalled'

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1962
ISBN: 9780521091763
Number Of Pages: 250

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Ovid was, despite his faults, what Macaulay called him, 'a good fellow'. But he was also a wit, the product of an age of refinement. More important, he was an artist with conscious mastery of a great range of literary artifice; his poetry has a studied movement, a grace, a rich and patterned surface, a music, that have appealed to readers and writers with an ear for ' technique' ever since. In this 1962 volume, Mr Wilkinson writes to communicate his own evident enjoyment and understanding of Ovid's fortunes. A life tells what is known of the poet, and serves as a framework to the account of the poetry. This book, an abridgement of Ovid Recalled, is designed particularly for those who have no Latin: no special knowledge is assumed, and the ample quotation is translated into heroic couplets. The result is a delightful and serviceable introduction to Ovid.

Early Years
Latin Erotic Elegy
The Elegaic Couplet
The Amores
The Heroides
The Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris
The Metamorphoses:
Spirit and treatment
Grotesqueness, humour, wit
Narrative and description
The gods
Italy and Rome
Drama, rhetoric, words
The Fasti
Banishment: Tristia I and II
Tristia III-V, Ibis, Epistulae ex Ponto
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
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ISBN: 9780521091763
ISBN-10: 0521091764
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 3rd March 1962
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32