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The Metamorphosis of Persephone (Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology)

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Publisher Comments:

Although Ovid is currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, most critics withhold from his poetry the close word-by-word readings that are necessary for a thorough understanding of it. Ovid twice treated the myth of Persephone, and Hinds's book is at first a historical inquiry--the most extensive yet done--into the double transformation in Metamorphosis 5 and Fasti 4 of the rape of Persephone, one of the great Graeco-Roman myths. The study continues as a critical exploration of Ovid's self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in these twin narratives, providing a feast for students of both Latin poetry and narratives in general.

Synopsis:

Ovid, a poet unashamedly in love in poetry, including his own, has enjoyed a recent renaissance in popularity. Yet there is still a certain tendency amongst critics to withhold from his writing the close, word-by-word, engagement which is its due. The primary aim of The Metamorphosis of Persephone is to celebrate this poet’s detailed verbal art.

Table of Contents

'Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I. Two Settings for a Rape: 1. Metamorphoses 5.256 — 64: the Heliconian fount; 2. Metamorphoses 5.385 — 91: the landscape of Enna; Part II. Ovid’s Two Persephones: 3. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Fasti 4; 4. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Metamorphoses 5; 5. Elegy and epic: a traditional approach; 6. Elegy and epic: a new approach; Epilogue; Notes; Works cited; Index of passages discussed; Index of subjects.\n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521335065
Editor:
Hunter, R. L.
Editor:
Osborne, R. G.
Editor:
Hunter, R. L.
Editor:
Osborne, R. G.
Author:
Stephen, Hinds
Author:
Snodgrass, A. M.
Author:
Easterling, P. E.
Author:
Striker, G.
Author:
Hopkins, M. K.
Author:
Hinds, Stephen
Author:
Reeve, M. D.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Metamorphosis in literature
Subject:
Fables, Latin.
Subject:
Persephone (Greek deity) in literature.
Subject:
Persephone
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ovid
Subject:
Fables, Latin -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 168-175.
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology
Series Volume:
99-4
Publication Date:
19870931
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.62 in. .89 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
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Science and Mathematics » Physics » Relativity Theory

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"Synopsis" by , Ovid, a poet unashamedly in love in poetry, including his own, has enjoyed a recent renaissance in popularity. Yet there is still a certain tendency amongst critics to withhold from his writing the close, word-by-word, engagement which is its due. The primary aim of The Metamorphosis of Persephone is to celebrate this poet’s detailed verbal art.
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