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Speaking Volumes : Narrative and Intertext in Ovid and Other Latin Poets - Alessandro Barchiesi

Speaking Volumes

Narrative and Intertext in Ovid and Other Latin Poets

Paperback Published: 28th September 2001
ISBN: 9780715630273
Number Of Pages: 256

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In a poem written in exile, Ovid pictures his latest book in conversation with his previous volumes, united in the bookcase containing his collected works back in Rome. One can imagine their dialogue - in the protected space of the whispering bookcase - as loaded with allusion and intertextuality. "Speaking Volumes", a collection of essays by the classicist Alessandro Barchiesi examines Ovid and his 'rationalistic art of illusion' along with intertextuality in Latin literature more generally, and in the wider context of the Graeco-Roman tradition. Professor Barchiesi provides perspectives on the literary selfconsciousness of the Latin poets, the allusive density of their texts, and the conflict between poetry and power in the Augustan age. The conflict between classicists and the texts they comment on, argue over and theorise about is also examined. Among the recurring topics in this book are the impact of intertextuality on the form of epic and epistle, the strategic significance of allusive poetics in a political context, and the importance of reading and interpretation as poetic themes.

Prefacep. 7
Continuitiesp. 9
Narrativity and Convention in the Heroidesp. 29
Voices and Narrative 'Instances' in the Metamorphosesp. 49
Teaching Augustus through Allusionp. 79
Future Reflexive: Two Modes of Allusion and the Heroidesp. 105
Tropes of Intertextuality in Roman Epicp. 129
Some Points on a Map of Shipwrecksp. 141
Allusion and Society: Ovid the Censorp. 155
Notesp. 163
Bibliographyp. 193
Index Locorump. 201
General Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780715630273
ISBN-10: 071563027X
Series: Duckworth Classical Essays
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 15.65  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1