The Resource Playing with time : Ovid and the Fasti, Carole E. Newlands

Playing with time : Ovid and the Fasti, Carole E. Newlands

Label
Playing with time : Ovid and the Fasti
Title
Playing with time
Title remainder
Ovid and the Fasti
Statement of responsibility
Carole E. Newlands
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Newlands maintains that, despite the Fasti's basic adherence to the format of the calendar, the text is carefully constructed to reflect the tensions within its subject: the new Roman year. Ovid plays with the calendar. Through the alteration or omission of significant dates, through skilled juxtapositions, through multiple narrators and the development of an increasingly unreliable authorial persona, Ovid opens to a critical and often humorous scrutiny the political ideology of the calendar. By adding astronomical observations and aetiological explanations for certain constellations, Newlands says, Ovid introduced the richly allusive world of Greek mythology to the calendar. Newlands restores the poem to a position of importance, one displaying Ovid's wit and intellect at its best. The incompleteness of the Fasti, she adds, is a comment on the discord that characterized Augustus' later years and led to enforced silences
  • Ovid's Fasti, unlike his Metamorphoses, is anchored in Rome: religion, history and legend, monuments, and character. The poem interprets the Augustan period not as a golden age of peace and prosperity, Carole E. Newlands asserts, but as an age of experimentation, negotiation, compromise, and unresolved tensions
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
874/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6519.F9
LC item number
N48 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in classical philology
Series volume
volume 55
Label
Playing with time : Ovid and the Fasti, Carole E. Newlands
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and indexes
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the problem of Ovid's Fasti -- Stellar connections -- Narrator and interlocutors in Ovid's Fasti -- The temple of Mars Ultor -- Priapus revisited -- The silence of Lucretia -- Portraits of the artist -- The ending of Ovid's Fasti
Control code
ocn861792665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801466953
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctthc6wd
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not applicable
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.b32201096
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792665
  • jstor0801466954

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