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A Companion to Ovid free pdf This is the second of Companions (the first was Skinner's Catullus) devoted to high-profile authors on the classics list. The list will be limited to major figures such as Homer, Virgil, Horace, Sophocles Evidence for the contemporary surge of interest in Ovid's poetry is abundant: new books of criticism and new translations of his works proliferate on publishers' lists and bibliographies swell with articles of interpretation. The explosion of scholarly and critical activity in Ovidian studies over the last three decades reflects only one aspect of his continuing popularity. Ovid has always been favored by readers, who continue to devour his works, both in Latin and in very large numbers in translation. The success of Mary Zimmerman's Broadway production of Metamorphoses and Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid are only two recent manifestations of the reception of Ovid in our art and literature.In antiquity Ovid's works were not read in the schools- that is certainly not the case now, when the Metamorphoses is standard fare not only in the traditional classical curriculum, but in the now ubiquitous large lecture courses in translation and Ovid is a curricular option for Advanced Placement students in secondary school.

About Peter E. Knox

Peter E. Knox is Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado. His publications include Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Traditions of Augustan Poetry (1986) and Ovid, Heroides: Select Epistles (1995), as well as many articles on a wide range of topics in Greek and Roman literature.

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Author : Peter E. Knox
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley
Data Published : 27 February 2008
ISBN : 1405185104
EAN : 9781405185103
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 552 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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