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Ovid in the age of Cervantes /
edited by Frederick A. de Armas.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2010.
description
xxii, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781442641174 (bound) :
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2010.
isbn
9781442641174 (bound) :
catalogue key
7124752
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'This compilation is certainly a huge step forward in realizing the importance and richness of what still lies ahead in relation to the study of Ovid in Spanish literature before, during, and after the age of Cervantes.'
'Ovid in the Age of Cervantesis an exciting collection of essays that treat how the writings of Ovid were imitated and understood in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. This work is long overdue and renews the importance of one of Antiquity's great mythographers for early modern writers.'
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The Roman poet Ovid, author of the famous Metamorphoses , is widely considered one of the canonical poets of Latin antiquity. Vastly popular in Europe during the Renaissance and Early Modern periods, Ovid's writings influenced the literature, art, and culture in Spain's Golden Age.The book begins with examinations of the translation and utilization of Ovid's texts from the Middle Ages to the Age of Cervantes. The work includes a section devoted to the influence of Ovid on Cervantes, arguing that Don Quixote is a deeply Ovidian text, drawing upon many classical myths and themes. The contributors then turn to specific myths in Ovid as they were absorbed and transformed by different writers, including that of Echo and Narcissus in Garcilaso de la Vega and Hermaphroditus in Covarrubias and Moya. The final section of the book centers on questions of poetic fame and self-fashioning. Ovid in the Age of Cervantes is an important and comprehensive re-evaluation of Ovid's impact on Renaissance and Early Modern Spain.
Main Description
The Roman poet Ovid, author of the famous Metamorphoses, is widely considered one of the canonical poets of Latin antiquity. Vastly popular in Europe during the Renaissance and Early Modern periods, Ovid's writings influenced the literature, art, and culture in Spain's Golden Age. The book begins with examinations of the translation and utilization of Ovid's texts from the Middle Ages to the Age of Cervantes. The work includes a section devoted to the influence of Ovid on Cervantes, arguing that Don Quixote is a deeply Ovidian text, drawing upon many classical myths and themes. The contributors then turn to specific myths in Ovid as they were absorbed and transformed by different writers, including that of Echo and Narcissus in Garcilaso de la Vega and Hermaphroditus in Covarrubias and Moya. The final section of the book centers on questions of poetic fame and self-fashioning. Ovid in the Age of Cervantesis an important and comprehensive re-evaluation of Ovid's impact on Renaissance and Early Modern Spain.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Alternatives, Diagnoses, and Translations
A Galen for Lovers: Medical Readings of Ovid in Medieval and Early Renaissance Spainp. 3
Mythography and the Artifice of Annotation: Sánchez de Viana's Metamorphoses (and Ovid)p. 20
Torquemada's Ovidian Alternativesp. 37
Ovid's Mysterious Months: The Fasti from Pedro Mexía to Baltasar Graciánp. 56
Ovid and Cervantes
Ovid, Cervantes, and the Mirror: Narcissus and the Gods Transformedp. 77
Forging Modernity: Vulcan and the Iron Age in Cervantes, Ovid, and Vicop. 97
Cervantes Transforms Ovid: The Dubious Metamorphoses in Don Quixotep. 116
Poetic Fables
The Mirror of Narcissus: Imaging the Self in Garcilaso de la Vega's Second Ecloguep. 137
Circe's Swan: The Poet, the Patron, and the Power of Bewitchmentp. 158
Ovid Transformed: Cristóbal de Castillejo as Conflicted Cosmopolitanp. 175
Ovid's 'Hermaphroditus' and Intersexuality in Early Modern Spainp. 191
Ovidian Fame
Ovidian Fame: Garcilaso de la Vega and Jorge de Montemayor as Orphic Voices in Early Modern Spain and the Contamino of the Orpheus and Eurydice Mythp. 203
Eros, Vates, Imperium: Metamorphosing the Metamorphoses in Mythological Court Theatre (Lope de Vega's El Amor enamorado and Calderón's Laurel de Avoid)p. 228
Tirsós Counter-Ovidian Self-Fashioning: Deleitar aprovechando and the Daughters of Minyasp. 244
Noble Heirs to Apollo: Tracing African Genealogy through Ovidian Myth in Juan de Miramonteés Armas antárticasp. 262
Contributorsp. 281
Indexp. 285
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