A Commentary on Ovid's Fasti, Book 6: Bk. 6 by R. Joy Littlewood PDF

By R. Joy Littlewood

After a interval of forget, Ovid's elegiac poem at the Roman calendar has been the point of interest of a lot fresh scholarship. In her finished and scholarly examine of the ultimate ebook, pleasure Littlewood analyses Ovid's account of the origins of the fairs of June, demonstrating that publication 6 is successfully a commemoration of Roman battle, and skillfully offers a framing bracket to stability the hole social gathering of Peace in publication 1. She explores the sophisticated interweaving of
pietas and virtus in Roman faith and its dating to Augustan ideology, the intensity and accuracy of Ovid's antiquarianism, and his audacious enlargement of prevalent boundaries.

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