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Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Geraldine Herbert-Brown


This book celebrates the bimillennial anniversary of the inception of Ovid’s Fasti by offering a variety of approaches to Ovid’s poem on the Roman religious calendar. The volume does not aim at consensus but provides a collection of differing interpretations and perspectives of Fasti scholars without allowing any single prejudice to prevail. In reconstructing the value-systems which inform the poem, twelve contributors discuss topics such as the calendar, religion, politics, women, mime, myth, theatre, cult, astronomy, astrology, theology, intertextuality, gender, poetic ecphrasis, speech, tim ... More

Keywords: calendar, religion, politics, myth, astronomy, astrology, intertextuality, gender, time, space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198154754
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor
Honorary Research Fellow in Ancient History, Macquarie University