Item description for Mythical and Legendary Narrative in Ovid's Fasti (Mnemosyne: Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by Paul Murgatroyd...
This book analyses the mythical and legendary narratives in Ovid's Fasti as narrative and concentrates on the neglected literary aspects of these stories. It combines traditional tools of literary criticism with more modern techniques (taken especially from narratology and intertextuality).
From a narratological viewpoint it covers important features such as aperture, closure, characterization, internal narrators, description, space, time and cinematic technique. On the intertextual level it examines the narratives' complex relationship with Virgil, Livy and Ovid's own earlier works.
Recent criticism on the Fasti has addressed various elements (religious, historical, political, astronomical etc.), but detailed narrative study has been wanting. This book fills that gap, to provide a more informed and balanced appreciation of this multifaceted poem aimed at classicists and literary critics in general (for whom all the Latin is translated).
Readership: Academic libraries, classical philologists, all those interested in Latin literature, mythology and narrative studies.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.3" Height: 1" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004143203 ISBN13 9789004143203
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More About Paul Murgatroyd
Paul Murgatroyd is Professor of Classics at McMaster University, Canada. He has published eight books and over sixty articles on Greek and Latin literature and has a particular interest in the study of narrative.
Paul Murgatroyd has an academic affiliation as follows - McMaster University, Ontario McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Mc.