Ovid's Poetics of Illusion
Philip Hardie, Philip Russell Hardie, Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Professor of Latin Literature Philip Hardie
Cambridge University Press, 2002 M02 7 - 365 pages
This major study of Ovid's poetry is the first overarching treatment of the importance of illusion and the conjuring presence throughout his corpus. Modern theoretical approaches accompanied by close readings examine the topic from the points of view of poetics and rhetoric, aesthetics, the psychology of desire, philosophy, religion, and politics. There are also case studies of the reception of Ovid's poetics of illusion in Renaissance and modern literature and art. The book will interest those studying Latin and later European literature. All foreign languages are accompanied by translations.
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