Item description for Ovid: Ibis: Edited by Robinson Ellis (Bristol Phoenix Press - Classic Translations) by Robinson Ellis & Gareth Williams...
This reissue of Robinson Ellis's classic 1881 edition of Ovid's rarely studied Ibis includes a new introduction by Gareth Williams that places the edition in the context of earlier and later developments in classical scholarship. Modeled on a poem of the same name by the Hellenistic author Callimachus, Ibis stands out as a contrived explosion of vitriol against an unnamed enemy, who is characterized in terms of the distinctive Egyptian bird. Ellis's edition of this notoriously opaque poem made a significant contribution to the understanding of Ovid; for today's readers it also illuminates a particular style of scholarship prevalent in the nineteenth-century study of Latin.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2009
Publisher Bristol Phoenix Press, Univ of Exeter
ISBN 1904675204 ISBN13 9781904675204