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Commentary on Ovid's Fasti, Book 2 (Matthew Robinson) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2011) 9780199589395
Commentary on Ovid's Fasti, Book 2 (Matthew Robinson) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2011) 9780199589395
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Title: A Commentary on Ovid's Fasti, Book 2

Author: Robinson, Matthew

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2011

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199589395

Volumes: 1; Pages: 520

List Price in Cloth: $165.00 Our price: $134.99

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The Fasti is one of Ovid's most complex, inventive, and remarkable works. In presenting the Roman calendar in poetic form, it encompasses an unusually wide range of subjects, a labyrinth of religious rites, historical events, and astronomical myths that can place significant demands on the reader. This commentary on Book 2 - the first detailed commentary in English for 80 years - guides the reader through the maze of diverse material towards a fuller appreciation of the poem, through detailed analysis of its religious, historical, political, and literary background.Features* The only detailed commentary on Book 2 of the Fasti incorporating modern approaches to the text* Explores political readings of the poem to show how it engages with central themes of Roman identity and imperial self-presentation* Provides invaluable information on the poem's religious and astronomical background
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