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Metamorphic Readings: Transformation, Language, and Gender in the Interpretation of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Alison Sharrock, Daniel Möller, and Mats Malm

Abstract

Ovid’s remarkable and endlessly fascinating Metamorphoses is one of the best known and most popular works of classical literature, and perhaps the most influential of all on later European literature and culture. Loved for its vast repository of mythic material as well as its sophisticated manipulation of story-telling, the poem can be appreciated on many different levels and by audiences of very different backgrounds and educational experiences, whether it is for the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe or the endless but endlessly fascinating debate over the generic status of this epic which breaks al ... More

Keywords: Ovid, Metamorphoses, Augustan poetry, reception of Ovid, metamorphosis, gender, transformation, myth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198864066
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198864066.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Sharrock, editor
Professor of Classics, University of Manchester

Daniel Möller, editor
Associate Professor in Comparative Literature, Lund University

Mats Malm, editor
Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Gothenburg

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Introduction

Alison Sharrock, Daniel Möller, and Mats Malm

Part I Transformations Into The Metamorphoses

Part II Transformations In The Metamorphoses

2 Gender and Transformation

Alison Sharrock

6 Naso Deus

Mathias Hanses

Part III Transformations Of The Metamorphoses

7 Latent Transformations

Monika Asztalos

10 Narcissus Revisited

Louise Vinge and Niclas Johansson