Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition

Ovid and his influence are studied in classrooms as various as his poetry, and this Approaches volume aims to help instructors in those diverse teaching environments.

Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer


Category: Education

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Ovid and his influence are studied in classrooms as various as his poetry, and this Approaches volume aims to help instructors in those diverse teaching environments. Part 1, "Materials," is fittingly collaborative and features brief overviews designed to give nonspecialists background on the more challenging aspects of teaching Ovid. Contributors examine his life and legacy, religion, and relation to the visual arts as well as his afterlife in the Latin classroom, in various translations, and in the Ovide moralisé. The editors detail the contexts in which Ovid is taught, identify trends in teaching his work and the Ovidian tradition, and recommend editions and resources for classroom use. The introduction to part 2, "Approaches," considers Ovid's relation to Vergil and the development of Ovid's influence and reception, from the medieval and early modern period to the reinvigoration of Ovid studies in the twentieth century. In the four sections that follow, contributors provide practical ideas for classroom instruction, examine the political and moral discourses shaping Ovid and his legacy, explore how gender and the body are represented in Ovid and the Ovidian tradition, and look at various ways Ovid's works have been used and transformed by writers as diverse as Dante, Cervantes, and Ransmayr.

Approaches to Teaching Petrarch s Canzoniere and the Petrarchan Tradition

Works of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. Ed. Oliver Lovesey. 2012. Works of Tim O'Brien. Ed.
Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway. 2010. Works of Ovid and the Ovidian
Tradition. Ed. Barbara Weiden Boyd and Cora Fox. 2010. Petrarch's Canzoniere
and ...

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 160329175X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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One of the most important authors of the Middle Ages, Petrarch occupies a complex position: historically, he is a medieval author, but, philosophically, he heralds humanism and the Renaissance. Teachers of Petrarch's Canzoniere and his formative influence on the canon of Western European poetry face particular challenges. Petrarch's poetic style brings together the classical tradition, Christianity, an exalted sense of poetic vocation, and an obsessive love for Laura during her life and after her death in ways that can seem at once very strange and--because of his style's immense influence--very familiar to students. This volume aims to meet the varied needs of instructors, whether they teach Petrarch in Italian or in translation, in surveys or in specialized courses, by providing a wealth of pedagogical approaches to Petrarch and his legacy. Part 1, "Materials," reviews the extensive bibliography on Petrarch and Petrarchism, covering editions and translations of the Canzoniere secondary works, and music and other audiovisual and electronic resources. Part 2, "Approaches," opens with essays on teaching the Canzoniere and continues with essays on teaching the Petrarchan tradition. Some contributors use the design and structure of the Canzoniere as entryways into the work; others approach it through discussion of Petrarch's literary influences and subject matter or through the context of medieval Christianity and culture. The essays on Petrarchism map the poet's influence on the Italian lyric tradition as well as on other national literatures, including Spanish, French, English, and Russian.

Ovid s Homer

Ovid's Homer examines the Latin poet's engagement with the Homeric poems throughout his career.

Author: Barbara Boyd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190680040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Ovid's Homer examines the Latin poet's engagement with the Homeric poems throughout his career. Boyd offers detailed analysis of Ovid's reading and reinterpretation of a range of Homeric episodes and characters from both epics, and demonstrates the pervasive presence of Homer in Ovid's work. The resulting intertextuality, articulated as a poetics of paternity or a poetics of desire, is particularly marked in scenes that have a history of scholiastic interest or critical intervention; Ovid repeatedly asserts his mastery as Homeric reader and critic through his creative response to alternative readings, and in the process renews Homeric narrative for a sophisticated Roman readership. Boyd offers new insight into the dynamics of a literary tradition, illuminating a previously underappreciated aspect of Ovidian intertextuality.

Reproducing Rome

The Play of Fictions: Studies in Ovid's Metamorphoses Book 2. Ann Arbor. Keith,
A. M. 1999. 'Versions of Epic Masculinity in Ovid's Metamorphoses.' In Hardie ...
Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition. New York.

Author: Mairéad McAuley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191634204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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In the conservative and competitive society of ancient Rome, where the law of the father (patria potestas) was supposedly absolute, motherhood took on complex aesthetic, moral, and political meanings in elite literary discourse. Reproducing Rome is a study of the representation of maternity in the Roman literature of the first century CE, a period of intense social upheaval and reorganization as Rome was transformed from a Republic to a form of hereditary monarchy under the emperor Augustus. Through a series of close readings of works by Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius, the volume scrutinizes the gender dynamics that permeate these ancient authors' language, imagery, and narrative structures. Analysing these texts 'through and for the maternal', McAuley considers to what degree their representations of motherhood reflect, construct, or subvert Roman ideals of, and anxieties about, family, gender roles, and reproduction. The volume also explores the extent to which these representations distort or displace concerns about fatherhood or other relations of power in Augustan and post-Augustan Rome. Keeping the ancient literary and historical context in view, the volume conducts a dialogue between these ancient male authors and modern feminist theorists-from Klein to Irigaray, Kristeva to Cavarero-to consider the relationship between motherhood as symbol and how a maternal subjectivity is suggested, developed, or suppressed by the authors. Readers are encouraged to consider the problems and possibilities of reading the maternal in these ancient texts, and to explore the unique site the maternal occupies in pre-modern discourses underpinning Western culture.

Arthurian Literature XXXI

Perhaps it was from Ovid that Malory learned how to open up space for audience
interpretation. Actaeon's ... 413–42 (pp. 424–32); and R. Cormier, 'Ovide moralisé
', Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition, ed.

Author: Elizabeth Archibald

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843843862

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 220

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Arthurian Literature has established its position as the home for a great diversity of new research into Arthurian matters. It delivers fascinating material across genres, periods, and theoretical issues. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

Verducci, Florence, Ovid's Toyshop of the Heart: Epistulae Heroidum (Princeton,
1985). von Klarwill, Victor (ed.) ... Boyd, Barbara Weiden, and Fox, Cora (eds),
Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition (New York,

Author: Philip Hardie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547556

Category: American literature

Page: 788

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The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. This second volume, and third to appear in the series, covers the years 1558-1660, and explores the reception of the ancient genres and authors in English Renaissance literature, engaging with the major,and many of the minor, writers of the period. Separate chapters examine the Renaissance institutions and contexts which shape the reception of antiquity.

The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth Century French Culture

Sulmona, his background, his education and conflict with his father and initial
entry into a career as a lawyer, his poetic career, ... of Tomis, which entered later
into the vita Ovidii tradition, were, by the time these three scholars were writing,
fully integrated into accounts of his life. ... accumulative historiographical
approach, several of the editions of Ovid's work produced throughout the
seventeenth century ...

Author: Helena Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192516884

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Seventeenth-century France saw one of the most significant 'culture wars' Europe has ever known. Culminating in the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns, this was a confrontational, transitional time for the reception of the classics. Helena Taylor explores responses to the life of the ancient Roman poet, Ovid, within this charged atmosphere. To date, criticism has focused on the reception of Ovid's enormously influential work in this period, but little attention has been paid to Ovid's lives and their uses. Through close analysis of a diverse corpus, which includes prefatory Lives, novels, plays, biographical dictionaries, poetry, and memoirs, this study investigates how the figure of Ovid was used to debate literary taste and modernity and to reflect on translation practice. It shows how the narrative of Ovid's life was deployed to explore the politics and poetics of exile writing; and to question the relationship between fiction and history. In so doing, this book identifies two paradoxes: although an ancient poet, Ovid became key to the formulation of aspects of self-consciously 'modern' cultural movements; and while Ovid's work might have adorned the royal palaces of Versailles, the poetry he wrote after being exiled by the Emperor Augustus made him a figure through which to question the relationship between authority and narrative. The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture not only nuances understanding of both Ovid and life-writing in this period, but also offers a fresh perspective on classical reception: its paradoxes, uses, and quarrels.

Ovid and the Politics of Emotion in Elizabethan England

When these tales are translated and retold in the new cultural context of Renaissance England, a distinct politics of Ovidian emotion emerges.

Author: C. Fox

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230617049

Category: History

Page: 185

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Elizabethan English culture is saturated with tales and figures from Ovid s Metamorphoses. While most of these narratives interrogate metamorphosis and transformation, many tales - such as those of Philomela, Hecuba, or Orpheus - also highlight heightened states of emotion, especially in powerless or seemingly powerless characters. When these tales are translated and retold in the new cultural context of Renaissance England, a distinct politics of Ovidian emotion emerges. Through intertextual readings in diverse cultural contexts, Ovid and the Politics of Emotion in Elizabethan England reveals the ways these representations helped redefine emotions and the political efficacy of emotional expression in sixteenth-century England.

Constructions and Confrontations

She further laments that if women had written the books such as Ovid's on which
traditions concerning women were based , then those ... She does this using
varied approaches and many sources , but ironically , some of her most
impressive and powerful examples used ... He called it the Art of Love , but far
from teaching the code and traditions of noble love , he teaches the exact
opposite . ... car pour la ...

Author: East-West Center Staff

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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Dissertation Abstracts International

Chapter Three focuses on Ruskin and Carroll , examining both familiar works like
Praeterita and Alice in Wonderland , and the less celebrated ... This analytical
approach is then applied to the four works of nonfiction cited above . ... Chapter
two examines the classical traditions of allegorized and moralized literature
which a man of John Donne's education would have known , beginning with
Plato's ... I also trace the related traditions of interpreting and imitating Ovid's
erotic writings .




Category: Dissertations, Academic


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The Greek Tradition in Painting and the Minor Arts

The most important medieval contact with pagan thought was the rediscovery of
the majority of the works of Aristotle , the ... The absorption of this great body of
ancient learning revolutionized medieval science , and the harmonizing of it with
... extremely unspiritual character of Ovid's works , he was one of the most
popular of ancient poets during the Middle Ages . ... bombastic and mannered
essays are really Stoic sermons , so closely do many of his sentiments approach
Christian 79 —

Author: Baltimore Museum of Art



Category: Art and mythology

Page: 89

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Shakespearean Criticism

Similarly , a sixth - century bishop , Venantius Fortunatus , moralized Ovid's
amorous poetry by applying it to a nun's love ... something very traditional . mus
and Thisbe is a classic instance : the play in A Midsummer Night's Dream is
supposed to be Quince's translation of Ovid , yet critics have insisted on relating it
to such obscure works as Thomas Mouffet's poem of ... period — witness
Harington on Perseus and the Gorgon - or that moralization was the only
medieval approach to Ovid ...

Author: Michael Magoulias

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810389472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

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The plays, theme or focus of this volume includes: Shakespeare and Classical CivilizationAntony and CleopatraTimon of AthensTitus AndronicusTroilus and Cressida

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

The approaches of these essays vary broadly--some articles focus on specific writers or texts, others centre on the historical and material context, Greek and Roman influences on the elegists, style, meter, translation, aspects of ...

Author: Barbara K. Gold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241436

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 580

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A Companion to Roman Love Elegy is the first comprehensivework dedicated solely to the study of love elegy. The genre isexplored through 33 original essays thatoffer new and innovativeapproaches to specific elegists and the discipline as awhole. Contributors represent a range of established names and youngerscholars, all of whom are respected experts in their fields Contains original, never before published essays, which areboth accessible to a wide audience and offer a new approach to thelove elegists and their work Includes 33 essays on the Roman elegists Catullus, Tibullus,Propertius, Sulpicia, and Ovid, as well as their Greek and Romanpredecessors and later writers who were influenced by theirwork Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in Roman elegyfrom scholars who have used a variety of critical approaches toopen up new avenues of understanding

Didactic Poetry of Greece Rome and Beyond

The present volume approaches didactic poetry from different perspectives: the diachronic, mapping the development of didactic through changing social and political landscapes (from Homer and Hesiod to Neo-Latin didactic); and the ...

Author: Lilah Grace Canevaro

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Here a team of established scholars offers new perspectives on poetic texts of wisdom, learning and teaching related to the great line of Greek and Latin poems descended from Hesiod. In previous scholarship, a drive to classify Greek and Latin didactic poetry has engaged with the near-total absence in ancient literary criticism of explicit discussion of didactic as a discrete genre. The present volume approaches didactic poetry from different perspectives: the diachronic, mapping the development of didactic through changing social and political landscapes (from Homer and Hesiod to Neo-Latin didactic); and the comparative, setting the Graeco-Roman tradition against a wider backdrop (including ancient near-eastern and contemporary African traditions). The issues raised include knowledge in its relation to power; the cognitive strategies of the didactic text; ethics and poetics; the interplay of obscurity and clarity, playfulness and solemnity; the authority of the teacher.

Renaissance Postscripts

Responding to Ovid's Heroides in Sixteenth-century France Helen Hooven
Santmyer, Paul White ... In these examples , both Ovid and Cicero teach by
example ; in other works they are more explicitly didactic ( the Ars and Remedia
... Shaner highlights some subtle differences in the “ intentio ” sections of
separate Heroides commentary traditions ; the approach is , however , broadly
similar in each case .

Author: Helen Hooven Santmyer

Publisher: Text and Context


Category: History

Page: 274

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Renaissance Postscripts shows that while the Heroides was a versatile text that could serve a wide range of pedagogical and literary purposes, it was also a text that resisted the attempts of its interpreters to have the final word."--BOOK JACKET.

The Mythographic art

While Ovid begins his work by commemorating the triumph of “melior natura”
over primal chaos, he ends it in a ... his intellect, and his learning—and promises
to be a work of lasting value throughout the history of Christendom: “qui toz jorz
mes ... A similar translatio of fame is seen in a commentary on Ovid's
Metamorphoses written in Chrétien's century by Arnulf of ... This interpretive
approach to mythical narrative belongs, in fact, to the larger tradition of poetry
and commentary that we ...






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But it also shows keen attention to Ovid's craftsmanship and character
psychology in ways which set it apart from other contemporary versions of the
poem , providing an illuminating window not only onto thirteenth - century
methods used in teaching the Metamorphoses but also onto alternate , secular
readings of the poem ... The following excerpt illustrates something of the works '
general approach : 40Dates provided by Minnis et al . ... Par MEDIEVAL




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Milton s Ovidian Eve

Gracefully incorporating existing scholarship, close textual readings, and seventeenth-century writings, this book is a fresh and thorough exploration of the Ovidian allusions central to understanding Milton's Eve.

Author: Mandy Green

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754666660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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Gracefully incorporating existing scholarship, close textual readings, and seventeenth-century writings, this book is a fresh and thorough exploration of the Ovidian allusions central to understanding Milton's Eve. Mandy Green's informed analysis moves deftly between critical approaches, including theological and feminist readings, to examine various aspects of Eve's mythological figurations.

Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

Sandys may have felt also that Ovid's varied and imaginative presentation of the
myths would go well with his eclectic ... for the University of Cambridge with
Bacon in 1614 ) $ or in a general acceptance of Bacon's rational approach to
myth and ... doctrines that were the philosophical basis — insofar as one can talk
of such a thing in this author — for Ovid's works . ... 57 — Sandys places Ovid in
the tradition of Renaissance polymathic poetry , of which Du Bartas's Divine
Weekes and ...




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The author shows well how the use of Ovid's works illustrates the Renaissance
approach to classical texts . Peter , of Walthan . ... 25.00 . Peter of Waltham's work
offers a great service to those whose interest lies in the teaching ... In his preface
the editor discusses the various MSS and their tradition . The edition is printed in




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Issues for Feb. 1957-July 1959 include a Checklist of the Vatican manuscript codices available for consultation at the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University, pts. 1-8.