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Ovid's Amores

Postby Elouise » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:30 pm

I have to make a presentation about the book. And I haven't gotten any instructions. I have three sources:
Paul Veyne's Roman Erotic Elegy
Pierre Grimal's Roman Literature
Ovid's Amores

All three books have a very different interpretation of the book and that's how I became confused. Now even I'm not sure how I understand the whole book. Is it all fiction? Is it trying hard to be like Homer? Is it just comedy?
I would really appreciate a couple of suggestions what should I focus on in my presentation. Should I stick to the interpretation how everything is completely fictional?
It would be much easier if I could just write about Roman erotic elegy, because there are not enough of sources which are analizing Amores. Or maybe such literature exist and I haven't found it?

Basically anything is helpful.
(If this topic is very wrong since it's not about grammar, I apologize.)
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Re: Ovid's Amores

Postby cantator » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:48 am

You might also consult Harrington's "Roman Elegiac Poets" and take a look at Christopher Marlowe's translations.
Similis sum folio de quo ludunt venti.
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