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Ovid in Late Antiquity

F. E. Consolino (ed.)
approx. 350 p., 14 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-57808-8
Languages: English, French, Italian
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2017 is the 2000th anniversary of Ovid’s death, and Ovid in Late Antiquity aims to mark the occasion. This book embodies a specific approach to Ovid’s oeuvre, which is not analysed in and of itself, but rather in its role as a wellspring of inspiration to which later authors would return time and again. Covering the work of a number of authors, who found their way back to Ovid via different methodological pathways, the research distilled in this book is geared towards exploring the ways in which the authors of late antiquity interacted with the poet of the Metamorphoses and with his immense, multifaceted output. The choice of this approach arose out of an awareness that the presence and influence of Ovid in late antiquity constitute aspects of the Ovidian legacy that would benefit from more in-depth exploration. The essays in this collection are intended to help bridge this gap.

Franca Ela Consolino is professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of L’Aquila. Her research is focused on literary, historical, philological aspects of Latin literary production of Late Antiquity and early Middle Ages, with contributions on both profane and Christian authors, on literary genres, on cultural milieus. She is also the author of several essays dealing with the Christianization of Roman female aristocracy.
Interest Classification:
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies

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