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Ovid and Hesiod [electronic resource] : the metamorphosis of The catalogue of women /
Ioannis Ziogas.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
description
xii, 247 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781107007413 (hardback)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
isbn
9781107007413 (hardback)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction: Ovid as a Hesiodic poet -- Helen: the intertext of illusion -- Cosmos and Eros: from chaos to divine loves -- Coronis and Mestra: bringing the women back to The catalogue of women -- Atalanta: literal and literary races -- Caenis and Periclymenus: Hesiod at Achilles' party.
catalogue key
8873940
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-235) and index.
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Summaries
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This work argues that a profound engagement with Hesiod is central to Ovid's poetic world. The influence on Ovid of Hesiod, the most important archaic Greek poet after Homer, has been underestimated. Yet, as this book shows, a profound engagement with Hesiod's themes is central to Ovid's poetic world.
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The influence on Ovid of Hesiod, the most important archaic Greek poet after Homer, has been underestimated. Yet, as this book shows, a profound engagement with Hesiod's themes is central to Ovid's poetic world. As a poet who praised women instead of men and opted for stylistic delicacy instead of epic grandeur, Hesiod is always contrasted with Homer. Ovid revives this epic rivalry by setting the Hesiodic character of his Metamorphoses against the Homeric character of Virgil's Aeneid. Dr Ziogas explores not only Ovid's intertextual engagement with Hesiod's works but also his dialogue with the rich scholarly, philosophical and literary tradition of Hesiodic reception. An important contribution to the study of Ovid and the wider poetry of the Augustan age, the book also forms an excellent case study in how the reception of previous traditions can become the driving force of poetic creation.
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Argues that a profound engagement with Hesiod is central to Ovid's poetic world. An important contribution to the study of Ovid and the wider poetry of the Augustan age and an excellent case study in how the reception of previous traditions can become the driving force of poetic creation.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Ovid as a Hesiodic poet
Helen: the intertext of illusion
Cosmos and Eros: from chaos to divine loves
Coronis and Mestra: bringing the women back to the Catalogue of Women
Atalanta: literal and literary races
Caenis and Periclymenus: Hesiod at Achilles' party
Concluding remarks
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