Book XIII of Ovid’s Metamorphoses: A Textual Commentary
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Book XIII of Ovid's Metamorphoses: A Textual Commentary

The text of Ovid's Metamorphoses is not as indisputably established as one might think. Many passages are still obscure or plainly corrupt. 550 manuscripts, 500 editions and reprints, as well as countless critical notes and works must be taken into account when trying to establish the most reliable text for new generations of readers. This volume provides a detailed line-by-line analysis of Book XIII and offers thereby an indispensab...

Transformations of Ovid in Late Antiquity
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Transformations of Ovid in Late Antiquity

Ovid could be considered the original poet of late antiquity. In his exile poetry, he depicts a world in which Rome has become a distant memory, a community accessible only through his imagination. This, Ovid claimed, was a transformation as remarkable as any he had recounted in his Metamorphoses. Ian Fielding's book shows how late antique Latin poets referred to Ovid's experiences of isolation and estrangement as they reflected on t...

A History of German Literature: From the Beginnings to the Present Day
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A History of German Literature: From the Beginnings to the Present Day

Since the appearance of its first edition in Germany in 1979, A History of German Literature has established itself as a classic work used by students and anyone interested in German literature. The volume chronologically traces the development of German literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Throughout this chronology, literary developments are set in a social and political context. This includes a final chapter, writte...

Beowulf: The Poem and Its Tradition
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Beowulf: The Poem and Its Tradition

This book develops a view of the first great work of English literature as a poem whose methods are grounded in an oral tradition, whose style is formal and nonrepresentational, and whose values reflect those of the Anglo-Saxon aristocrats who patronized songs of this kind. In Part I, I discuss the poem's oral, traditional background, chiefly in a chapter on the art of the early Germanic singers; in Part II, its formal artistry; and ...

Suddenly, the Sight of War: Violence and Nationalism in Hebrew Poetry in the 1940s
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Suddenly, the Sight of War (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture)

"Suddenly, the Sight of War is an erudite research that proposes an original reading of Hebrew poetry at a time of deep cultural and political reshaping....Suddenly, the Sight of War takes the reader on a poetic voyage that deeply helps understanding the impact that the Second World War and 1948 had on the formation of Israeli culture and confirms Hannan Hever as one of the most authoritative and original scholars of modern Hebrew li...

Catullus (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World)
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Catullus (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World)

Catullus is one of the liveliest and most appealing Roman poets. His emotion, charm, and apparent spontaneity resonate with readers as strongly today as in antiquity. This sophisticated literary and historical introduction brings Catullus to life for the modern reader and presents his poetry in all its variety of emotions, subjects, and styles. Places Catullus in a social, historical, and literary context Examines Catallus's style an...

Kahlil Gibran's Little Book of Love
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Kahlil Gibran's Little Book of Love

Kahlil Gibran's aphorisms, stories, and poetry on a theme remain among some of those best known to Western readers. His views, however, extend beyond the most-quoted "greeting card" sayings to a wide realm of human emotions and relationships--passion, desire, idealized love, justice, friendship, and the challenges of dealing with strangers, neighbors, and enemies. This little book captures love and life in all of their complexities a...

Poetry for Patrons: Literary Communication in the Age of Domitian
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Poetry for Patrons: Literary Communication in the Age of Domitian

A study of the phenomenon of literary patronage, both non-imperial and imperial, during the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian (81-96 A.D.). This work centres on the Epigrams of Martial and the Silvae of Statius. The book deals not only with the relationships between poets and patrons, but also with the audiences and the functions of patron-oriented poetry. It includes discussions of such topics as "patronage" versus "friendship", t...