By Helena Taylor
been paid to Ovid's lives and their makes use of. via shut research of a various corpus, including prefatory Lives, novels, performs, biographical dictionaries, poetry, and memoirs, this examine investigates how the determine of Ovid was once used to discuss literary flavor and modernity and to mirror on
translation perform. It indicates how the narrative of Ovid's lifestyles was once deployed to discover the politics and poetics of exile writing; and to query the connection among fiction and background. In so doing, this e-book identifies paradoxes: even supposing an old poet, Ovid grew to become key to the formula of points of self-consciously 'modern' cultural pursuits; and whereas Ovid's paintings may have decorated the royal palaces of Versailles, the poetry he wrote after being exiled by means of the Emperor Augustus
made him a determine in which to question the connection among authority and narrative. The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French tradition not just nuances figuring out of either Ovid and life-writing during this interval, but additionally bargains a clean standpoint on classical reception: its
paradoxes, makes use of, and quarrels.
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