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Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception

Barbara Boyd


This book is the first extended modern study of the Latin poet Ovid’s Homeric intertextuality. Ovid’s relationship with the Homeric poems is shown to be neither occasional nor simply incidental; rather, careful and creative readings of the abundant evidence of Ovid’s career-long engagement with the Iliad and the Odyssey demonstrate a coherent and profound pattern of animated intertextuality and transformative reception. Passages and poems from throughout Ovid’s major works offer a vivid picture of the ways in which Ovid styles himself as a worthy successor to Homer. Central to the discussion t ... More

Keywords: Ovid, Homer, reception, intertextuality, repetition, authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190680046
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190680046.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Boyd, author
Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek, Bowdoin College