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The Metamorphosis of Persephone: Ovid and the Self-Conscious Muse

The Metamorphosis of Persephone: Ovid and the Self-Conscious Muse

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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.

Author: Stephen Hinds
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 09/25/1987
Pages: 200
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.89lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.51w x 0.63d
ISBN: 9780521335065

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