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The Metamorphosis of Persephone : Ovid and the Self-conscious Muse - Stephen Hinds

The Metamorphosis of Persephone

Ovid and the Self-conscious Muse

Hardcover Published: 25th September 1987
ISBN: 9780521335065
Number Of Pages: 200

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Although Ovid is currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, most critics withhold from his poetry the close word-by-word readings that are necessary for a thorough understanding of it. Ovid twice treated the myth of Persephone, and Hinds's book is at first a historical inquiry--the most extensive yet done--into the double transformation in Metamorphosis 5 and Fasti 4 of the rape of Persephone, one of the great Graeco-Roman myths. The study continues as a critical exploration of Ovid's self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in these twin narratives, providing a feast for students of both Latin poetry and narratives in general.

Two Settings for a Rape
Metamorphoses 5.256+64: the Heliconian fount
Metamorphoses 5.385+91: the landscape of Enna
Ovid+s Two Persephones
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Fasti 4
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Metamorphoses 5
Elegy and epic: a traditional approach
Elegy and epic: a new approach
Works cited
Index of passages discussed
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521335065
ISBN-10: 052133506X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 25th September 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4