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6. Exile poetry

6. Exile poetry  

Llewelyn Morgan

in Ovid: A Very Short Introduction

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In 8/9 CE Ovid was sent by the emperor Augustus to the town of Tomi in modern Romania, at the time at the far edge of the Roman Empire. 'Exile poetry' focuses on the Tristia (Sad Songs) and ... More
5. The Fasti

5. The Fasti  

Llewelyn Morgan

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‘The Fasti’ is a study of the Fasti, Ovid’s poetic version of the Roman calendar. Each book of this poem corresponds to a month of the Roman calendar, and the books, like the Roman ... More
10. An infernal journey

10. An infernal journey  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Of all his many adventures, Odysseus’ journey to the Underworld is his most extreme. He manages to reach the place most distant from home, and from life itself, yet return even from there. ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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The Introduction outlines the two main aims of this Very Short Introduction. The first is to facilitate an understanding of the Iliad and the Odyssey, by providing a succinct and up-to-date ... More
1. IntroductionP. Ovidius Naso

1. Introduction: P. Ovidius Naso  

Llewelyn Morgan

in Ovid: A Very Short Introduction

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'Introduction: P. Ovidius Naso' provides a background to the poetry of Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid, describing the political circumstances of his life, a momentous shift from civil ... More
3. Letters of the heroines

3. Letters of the heroines  

Llewelyn Morgan

in Ovid: A Very Short Introduction

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'Letters of the heroines' eplores Ovid’s Epistulae Heroidum (Letters of the Heroines) or Heroides (Heroines), love letters sent by famous mythical women to their errant lovers. The Heroides ... More
1. Looking for Homer

1. Looking for Homer  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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The first extant sources that mention Homer by name date to the sixth century BCE: from them, we can establish that the Greeks considered him an outstanding poet of great antiquity, but ... More
2. Love poetry

2. Love poetry  

Llewelyn Morgan

in Ovid: A Very Short Introduction

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'Love poetry' examines Ovid’s ventures into the sub-genre of love-elegy and describes the development of this exclusively Roman literary form over the previous two generations, and the ... More
8. The man of many turns

8. The man of many turns  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Andra, the first word of the Odyssey, announces a poem about ‘man’. The protagonist’s quest for knowledge, his travels, his suffering, and his determination to return to his ... More
3. Material clues

3. Material clues  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Material clues’ considers the archaeological evidence for when the Iliad and Odyssey were composed, including Heinrich Schliemann’s quest to find Troy on the basis of clues in the texts. ... More
4. Metamorphoses

4. Metamorphoses  

Llewelyn Morgan

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'Metamorphoses; focuses on the Metamorphoses, widely considered Ovid’s masterpiece. The Metamorphoses is a collection of transformation stories, but the principle of change characterizes ... More
6. A poem about Troy

6. A poem about Troy  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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The Iliad is not just concerned with Achilles’ destructive anger. Its ancient title promises ‘a poem about Troy’. It focuses on just a small part of the Trojan War—a handful of days, which ... More
4. The poet in the poems

4. The poet in the poems  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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There is little evidence about the person or people responsible for the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Within the epics themselves, however, the voice of the narrator can clearly ... More
2. Textual clues

2. Textual clues  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Little is known about how the Iliad and the Odyssey were composed, but ‘Textual clues’ suggests that we need to understand how oral techniques worked, as well as epic formulae and type ... More
7. The tragedy of Hector

7. The tragedy of Hector  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The tragedy of Hector’ explains how the death of this hero becomes a symbol for the fall of Troy. It also argues that the Iliad does not allow us to view it only from that general ... More
9. Women and monsters

9. Women and monsters  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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For all that Odysseus is hard to pin down, several characters try to do so, particularly women. In a poem so interested in pleasure and family, survival and return, ‘Women and monsters’ ... More
5. The wrath of Achilles

5. The wrath of Achilles  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The wrath of Achilles’ outlines the story of the Iliad. Right at the start, the reader is promised a grand poem about a very specific issue: the wrath of Achilles, which brought countless ... More

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