A Commentary on Ovid's Fasti, Book 2

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OUP Oxford, Nov 25, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 588 pages
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The Fasti is one of Ovid's most complex, inventive, and remarkable works. In presenting the Roman calendar in poetic form, it encompasses an unusually wide range of subjects, a labyrinth of religious rites, historical events, and astronomical myths that can place significant demands on the reader. This commentary on Book 2 - the first detailed commentary in English for 80 years - guides the reader through the maze of diverse material towards a fuller appreciation of the poem, through detailed analysis of its religious, historical, political, and literary background.

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Matthew Robinson is Lecturer in Classics, University College London

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