The criticism derives its arguments not primarily from J. This on itself has put me a bit off, as I do not appreciate the kind of approach. It can be stimulating to assert a strong position based on artistic and ethical beliefs, and undoubtedly those of Imraan Coovadia would collide with the literary practice of Coetzee, but I felt that there was never a thorough discussion on these grounds. The reading onwards proved much more gratifying with the author addressing a range of topics evolving mostly around literature and South Africa, evidencing his qualities.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review Essays on the Metamorphoses and its Reception. Cambridge Philological Society Suppl. Cambridge Philological Society, Reviewed by James J. O'Hara, Wesleyan University johara wesleyan. The papers in this volume, to which all Ovidians and many other scholars of Latin poetry will want to have access, were delivered at the first Craven Seminar at Cambridge, a conference in July of entitled "Perspectives on Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Modern critical approaches and earlier reception. The writers are interested in intertextuality, in the body both literally and as a metaphor for poetry, in sexuality and gender, in cultural context, and of course in reception since "literary history goes forwards as well as backwards" [Burrow, ].
Many are practicing what two contributors call the "new formalist" criticism of Ovid Gildenhard and Zissos, n. The first three papers deal with time. Patterning of Time in the Metamorphoses", Denis Feeney takes seriously the mention of mea He then argues that Ovid "ignores, refuses, renounces all such schemes and ideologies, or else subverts the canonical reference-points that no account of history could totally ignore" 18 ; the result is that "the canonical and authoritative time-structures available to Ovid Zissos and Gildenhard see "strong indications that the poet's erratic chronology is a deliberate and self-conscious effect Stephen Hinds, Transformations essays "After Exile: Dynamics of appropriation in Roman poetry Cambridge This time he looks, with characteristic brilliance, at "the Ovid of the elegies from exile as the first extant reader Examination of references to the epic in the Tristia suggests that the Metamorphoses, the poem that will reach ad mea tempora, and the Fasti, the poem about Tempora cum causis, can both "be read as a kind of attempt to organize time" Not everything here fully convinces: Hinds says the claim at Tr.
The resemblance seems both extremely slight, as Hinds seems to acknowledge, and less significant than that between the Ovidian lines and an earlier Lucretian passage, nam neque nos agere hoc i.
Hinds is here working with the maxim presented in his Allusion book p. The next two papers deal with later reception, but I postpone discussion of them until below. Karl Galinsky, in "Ovid's Metamorphoses and Augustan Cultural Thematics", displays his characteristic skill in dealing with Latin texts.
He begins by denouncing scholarship on Augustan poets that he characterizes as seeking to show that "Augustus must not have liked this or that or the other" Galinsky points out that in Suetonius, Augustus spends more time watching pantomimes than reading literature; he then quotes Met.
I don't think so. He also notes that "as in the case of the Metamorphoses, the organization of the Augustan city is not rigid"and suggests that in Met. Alessandro Barchiesi, who is writing a commentary on Met. Ovid and the Homeric Hymns" as a kind of prolegomenon, or call for work that needs to be done, on the Hymns "as an intertext for the Metamorphoses"partly as a way of trying to understand more of what Ovid is doing with the gods in the poem.
A start has been made, of course, in Hinds' study of the Persephone story in Book 5, but Barchiesi argues that because they are often studied in isolation we have not realized how many passages may owe a debt to the Hymns, for example the stories of Apollo and Daphnis in Book 1, Bacchus in 3 and 4, and Niobe in 6.
He also suggests that "the influence of archaic Hymns should not be separated from that of Callimachus' Hymns," especially in the light of recent work on the whole Callimachean collection, in which it is important for the reader of Ovid to know, for example, that "reading each [Callimachean] poem in the context of the book has the effect of juxtaposing clashing or even irreconcilable views of divinity" In "The Ovidian Corpus: He suggests that the Metamorphoses offers a "coherent metapoetic theme" which develops in such a way that it "moves from the image of the poem as a bookish body to that of the poem as disembodied song" At the end he admits that his paper may have "raised more questions than it has answered", but he also hopes "to have made a case for the existence of a thematically charged opposition in Ovid's work between the materiality of the text and the immateriality of the poetic voice; [and] for a relationship between this theme and that of the poet's status as a successful writer in his own time as opposed to a classical author for the ages; and for the mediation of these two themes via the motif of the poetic body" Similar in topic but less satisfying is "Closure and Transformation in Ovid's Metamorphoses" by Elena Theodorakopoulos, who is a specialist in "closure", but in this piece by closure she means "coherence.
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