Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses


Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses by University of Michigan Press at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Ovid’s Causes offers a new reassessment of the poet’s longest and most difficult poem, the Metamorphoses. This poem has long been denied epic stature because of its stylistic and thematic diversity. K. Sara Myers demonstrates that the poem must be understood as the inheritor and interpreter of the Roman tradition of cosmological epic. She situates the poem in the traditions and conventions of Roman poetry and considers the ways in which it both fulfills and overturns the expectations of the


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Ovid’s Causes offers a new reassessment of the poet’s longest and most difficult poem, the Metamorphoses. This poem has long been denied epic stature because of its stylistic and thematic diversity. K. Sara Myers demonstrates that the poem must be understood as the inheritor and interpreter of the Roman tradition of cosmological epic. She situates the poem in the traditions and conventions of Roman poetry and considers the ways in which it both fulfills and overturns the expectations of the epic genre.   The first and final chapters of this book examine the scientific and cosmological framework of the poem. Ovid’s juxtaposition of scientific and mythological explanations is an aspect of his sophisticated manipulation of truth and fiction, and of the claims of philosophical poetry and mythological poetry.   This illuminating study presents much useful material for students of Roman poetry or of Greek literary influences that profoundly influenced its development. Students and scholars of ancient poetical traditions will likewise find much of interest.  

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Manufacturer:
University of Michigan Press
Category:
Poetry
EAN:
9780472104598
ISBN:
0472104594
Author:
K. Sara Myers
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication Date:
1994-10-28
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.25 pounds
Item Size:
0.75 x 9.25 x 6.25 inches
Package Weight:
1.58 pounds
Package Size:
6.57 x 1.11 x 9.13 inches

 


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