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Ovid's FastiHistorical Readings at its Bimillennium$
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Geraldine Herbert-Brown

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198154754

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.001.0001

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Ovid and the Stage

Ovid and the Stage

Chapter:
(p.275) 12 Ovid and the Stage
Source:
Ovid's Fasti
Author(s):

T. P. Wiseman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0012

Careful investigation of the contemporary evidence (mainly Cicero) suggests that mime was a major part of the theatrical repertory at the Roman games in the first century BC, and that mythological burlesque was one of its regular themes. With this in mind, and building on the one piece of direct evidence (Fasti 4.326), it is possible to reconstruct hypothetical stage originals for various episodes in both the Fasti and the Metamorphoses.

Keywords:   mime, theatrical repertory, games, mythological burlesque, themes, reconstruction, Fasti, Metamorphoses

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