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By John F. Miller, Carole E. Newlands

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A instruction manual to the Reception of Ovid offers greater than 30 unique essays written through best students revealing the wealthy variety of serious engagement with Ovid’s poetry that spans the Western culture from antiquity to the current day. 

  • Offers cutting edge views on Ovid’s poetry and its reception from antiquity to the current day
  • Features contributions from greater than 30 best students within the Humanities.
  • Introduces customary and surprising figures within the background of Ovidian reception.
  • Demonstrates the long-lasting and transformative strength of Ovid’s poetry into sleek times.

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7 flebile carmen; Tr. 5 flebilis ut noster status est, ita flebilis carmen, “as my state is lamentable, no less is my poetry doleful”). At Tr. 46). In a move similar to his suggested revisions to the opening of the Metamorphoses, Ovid suggests at Tr. 33 that his wife could now be placed at the head of the collection of the single Heroides: prima locum sanctas heroidas inter haberes, “you ought to have first place amongst the revered heroines” (Hinds 1999b). As letters, the poems in both collections express worries about communication, imagine their reception (Tr.

Like his poetry, Ovid himself has been transformed and damaged by exile (Tr. g. Tr. 45–52; Pont. 29–32), his exultant assertions of immortality in the epilogue, frequently “conceding to the firepower of Iovis ignis and ira the very supremacy against which his epilogue had taken its final stand” (Hinds 1999a: 50). When Ovid in Tr. 11 suggests that the Metamorphoses provides a maior imago of himself, a better representation of the poet in his absence, it is a modified Metamorphoses, as he goes on to suggest the addition of six lines to the preface, which offer a “newly pessimistic way into the Metamorphoses” (Hinds 1985: 26) by pointedly referring to the writer’s exile (35–40): orba parente suo quicumque volumina tangis, his saltem vestra detur in urbe locus.

And this salvation takes a form that anticipates the ultimate telos of epic in Ovid’s version, the escape from death. 174). His Fama becomes an escape from this creature of repetitive Fama, a 30 Andrew Feldherr comment on the literary reception and survival of Virgil’s text and a prefiguration of Ovid’s own. Whether we put pastoral at the beginning or the end of Achaemenides’ story matters when we map it not only against the succession from epic to epic, but also against the career of Virgil himself.

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