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

By R. Joy Littlewood

After a interval of overlook, Ovid's elegiac poem at the Roman calendar has been the focal point 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 booklet 6 is successfully a commemoration of Roman battle, and assuredly presents a framing bracket to stability the hole occasion of Peace in publication 1. She explores the delicate interweaving of
pietas and virtus in Roman faith and its courting to Augustan ideology, the intensity and accuracy of Ovid's antiquarianism, and his audacious enlargement of typical boundaries.

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