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A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid

Edited by: John F. Miller and Carole E. Newlands
eISBN: 9781444339673
Print publication date: 2014

Subject Classics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444339673.2014.x

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A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid

A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid presents a series of essays revealing the rich diversity and vitality of critical engagement with Ovid's poetry taking place from antiquity to the present day. Featuring contributions from more than 30 leading experts, readings cover a broad sweep of Ovidian reception while addressing the celebrated Roman poet's manifold impact on literature, art, music, and film over the past two millennia.

While the influence of Ovid's Metamorphoses is paramount, serious attention is also paid to the ways that authors and artists have engaged with his other major works – from Ovid's collections of elegiac love poems and fictional letters of mythological heroines to his emotive poetry of exile. Collectively, essays reveal the myriad ways that Ovid's works have been interpreted, rewritten, critiqued, adapted, translated, and metamorphosed through various time periods and cultures.

Utilizing a wide range of critical and comparative approaches, A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid vividly illustrates Ovid's enduring importance to Western culture – and sheds important new light on arguably the most influential poet of Latin antiquity.

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Miller, John F. and Carole E. Newlands (eds). A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid. Blackwell Publishing, 2014. Blackwell Reference Online. 24 April 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444339673_9781444339673>

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