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Ovid's Homer : Authority, Repetition, Reception - by Barbara Weiden Boyd (Hardcover)
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Ovid's Homer examines the Latin poet's engagement with the Homeric poems throughout his career. Boyd offers detailed analysis of Ovid's reading and reinterpretation of a range of Homeric episodes and characters from both epics, and demonstrates the pervasive presence of Homer in Ovid's work. The resulting intertextuality, articulated as a poetics of paternity or a poetics of desire, is particularly marked in scenes that have a history of scholiastic interest or critical intervention; Ovid repeatedly asserts his mastery as Homeric reader and critic through his creative response to alternative readings, and in the process renews Homeric narrative for a sophisticated Roman readership. Boyd offers new insight into the dynamics of a literary tradition, illuminating a previously underappreciated aspect of Ovidian intertextuality.
Number of Pages: 301
Sub-Genre: Ancient & Classical
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd
Street Date: December 5, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-0842
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