Tristia

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 511

View: 5153

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE-17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his Ars Amatoria, and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry, a kindly man, leading a temperate life. He died in exile. Ovid's main surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, not moral but clever and in parts beautiful; Heroides, fictitious love letters by legendary women to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and similar Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry came naturally to Ovid, who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ovid is in six volumes.

Ovid

Author: Publius Ovidius Naso,Ovid,Grant Showerman,G. P. Goold,Frank Justus Miller,Sir James George Frazer, Sir, Sir

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674991675

Category: Poetry

Page: 511

View: 7013

In the melancholy elegies of the Tristia and the Ex Ponto, Ovid (43 BCE–17 CE) writes as from exile in Tomis on the Black sea, appealing to such people as his wife and the emperor.

Catullus

Author: Gaius Valerius Catullus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rome

Page: 273

View: 3999


Greek and Latin Letters

An Anthology with Translation

Author: Michael Trapp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499439

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 7042

Anthology of Greek and Latin letters with facing-page English translation, full commentary and introduction.

Author, Reader, Book

Medieval Authorship in Theory and Practice

Author: Stephen Partridge,Erik Kwakkel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802099343

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 6630

Incorporating several kinds of scholarship on medieval authorship, the essays examine interrelated questions raised by the relationship between an author and a reader, the relationships between authors and their antecedents, and the ways in which authorship interacts with the physical presentation of texts in books.

Russia's Rome

Imperial Visions, Messianic Dreams, 1890–1940

Author: Judith E. Kalb

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299229238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 774

A wide-ranging study of empire, religious prophecy, and nationalism in literature, Russia’s Rome: Imperial Visions, Messianic Dreams, 1890–1940 provides the first examination of Russia’s self-identification with Rome during a period that encompassed the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 and the rise of the Soviet state. Analyzing Rome-related texts by six writers—Dmitrii Merezhkovskii, Valerii Briusov, Aleksandr Blok, Viacheslav Ivanov, Mikhail Kuzmin, and Mikhail Bulgakov—Judith E. Kalb argues that the myth of Russia as the “Third Rome” was resurrected to create a Rome-based discourse of Russian national identity that endured even as the empire of the tsars declined and fell and a new state replaced it. Russia generally finds itself beyond the purview of studies concerned with the ongoing potency of the classical world in modern society. Slavists, for their part, have only recently begun to note the influence of classical civilization not only during Russia’s neo-classical eighteenth century but also during its modernist period. With its interdisciplinary scope, Russia’s Rome fills a gap in both Russian studies and scholarship on the classical tradition, providing valuable material for scholars of Russian culture and history, classicists, and readers interested in the classical heritage.

The Poems of Exile

Tristia and the Black Sea Letters

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242609

Category: History

Page: 451

View: 398

"This is no small achievement. For the language-lover the translation provides elegant, flowing English verse, for the classicist it conveys close approximation to the Latin meaning coupled with a sense of the movement and rhythmic variety of Ovid's language"--Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor of Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium "This book fills a gap. There is no similar annotated English translation of Ovid's exile poetry. Thoroughly grounded in Ovidian scholarship, Green's introduction and notes are helpful and informative. The translation is accurate, idiomatic, and lively, closely imitating the Latin elegiac couplet and capturing Ovid's changing moods."--Karl Galinsky, author of Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the Basic Aspects

Vertis in usum

Studies in Honor of Edward Courtney

Author: Cynthia Damon,John F. Miller,K. Sara Myers

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110956926

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6185


The Erotic Poems

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913940

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

View: 7491

This collection of Ovid's poems deals with the whole spectrum of sexual desire, ranging from deeply emotional declarations of eternal devotion to flippant arguments for promiscuity. In the Amores, Ovid addresses himself in a series of elegies to Corinna, his beautiful, elusive mistress. The intimate and vulnerable nature of the poet revealed in these early poems vanishes in the notorious Art of Love, in which he provides a knowing and witty guide to sexual conquest - a work whose alleged obscenity led to Ovid's banishment from Rome in AD 8. This volume also includes the Cures for Love, with instructions on how to terminate a love affair, and On Facial Treatment for Ladies, an incomplete poem on the art of cosmetics.

Owain Glyndŵr

A Casebook

Author: Michael Livingston,John K. Bollard

Publisher: University of Exeter Press - E

ISBN: 9780859898843

Category: History

Page: 619

View: 2393

The legacy of medieval Welsh ruler Owain Glyndwr is a contested one, his history and its importance constantly under debate. In this book an international collection of scholars offer a comprehensive set of source texts that chronicle Glyndwr's life and works. Presenting medieval and post-medieval records, documents, poems, and chronicles in their original Latin, Welsh, Anglo-Norman, Old French, and Middle English—opposite modern English translations of them—this diverse range of texts provides an informed assessment of just who Owain Glyndwr was and what he meant for European history.

Ancient Libraries

Author: Jason König,Katerina Oikonomopoulou,Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244587

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9891

The circulation of books was the motor of classical civilization. But books were both expensive and rare, and so libraries - private and public, royal and civic - played key roles in articulating intellectual life. This collection, written by an international team of scholars, presents a fundamental reassessment of how ancient libraries came into being, how they were organized and how they were used. Drawing on papyrology and archaeology, and on accounts written by those who read and wrote in them, it presents new research on reading cultures, on book collecting and on the origins of monumental library buildings. Many of the traditional stories told about ancient libraries are challenged. Few were really enormous, none were designed as research centres, and occasional conflagrations do not explain the loss of most ancient texts. But the central place of libraries in Greco-Roman culture emerges more clearly than ever.

Catholic Modern

The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church

Author: James Chappel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674972104

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1632

Catholic antimodern, 1920-1929 -- Anti-communism and paternal Catholicism, 1929-1944 -- Anti-fascism and fraternal Catholicism, 1929-1944 -- Rebuilding Christian Europe, 1944-1950 -- Christian democracy and Catholic innovation in the long 1950s -- The return of heresy in the global 1960s

Heroides ; and, Amores

Author: Ovid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674990456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 534

View: 9627

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE-17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his "Ars Amatoria, " and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry, a kindly man, leading a temperate life. He died in exile. Ovid's main surviving works are the "Metamorphoses, " a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the "Fasti, " a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; the "Amores, " love poems; the "Ars Amatoria, " not moral but clever and in parts beautiful; "Heroides, " fictitious love letters by legendary women to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the "Tristia, " appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and similar "Epistulae ex Ponto." Poetry came naturally to Ovid, who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ovid is in six volumes.

Dionysiaca

in three volumes

Author: Nonnus (Panopolitanus),Nonnus (of Panopolis.),L... R. Lind

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674993792

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 7894


The Amores

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1531284302

Category: Poetry

Page: 229

View: 6675

Ovid was an ancient Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. Ovid was a younger peer of Horace and Virgil and together they were the major poets of Latin literature. The Metamorphoses is Ovid’s most famous work and was very influential on Western culture. This edition of The Amores includes a table of contents.