A Commentary on Ovid's Fasti, Book 6: Bk. 6 by R. Joy Littlewood

By R. Joy Littlewood

After a interval of overlook, Ovid's elegiac poem at the Roman calendar has been the point of interest of a lot fresh scholarship. In her accomplished and scholarly research of the ultimate e-book, pleasure Littlewood analyses Ovid's account of the origins of the gala's of June, demonstrating that ebook 6 is successfully a commemoration of Roman struggle, and skillfully offers a framing bracket to stability the outlet party of Peace in e-book 1. She explores the delicate interweaving of
pietas and virtus in Roman faith and its dating to Augustan ideology, the intensity and accuracy of Ovid's antiquarianism, and his audacious growth of everyday boundaries.

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