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    Ovid: Fasti Book IV: Bk. IV (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Ovid, Edited by Elaine Fantham, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionBook IV of the Fasti, Ovid's celebration of the Roman calendar and its associated legends, is the book of April and honours the festivals of Venus, Cybele, Ceres, and their cult, as well as the traditional date of the foundation of Rome and many religious and civic anniversaries. Elaine Fantham accompanies her commentary with a revised text and an extended introduction. Besides including surveys of language, style, versification, and textual transmission, the introduction looks at the shifting generic traditions of Greek and Roman elegy, and situates Ovid's composite poem in its Augustan literary and historical context. Other sections explain the recurring religious, astronomical and dynastic material of the Fasti. It has been a particular concern to relate features of Book IV to the other books of the Fasti and to Ovid's other elegiac works, and the Metamorphoses.

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    Ovid: Fasti Book IV: Bk. IV
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ovid, Edited by Elaine Fantham, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521449960
    ISBN 10: 0521449960

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    1 b/w illus.
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    30 June 2005
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    ' ... a breakthrough in the study of classics ... it will secure a place in every undergraduate curriculum of Roman history.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction: 1 The Fasti in its historical context; 2. Genre; 3. Themes; 4. Style; 5. The text; P. Ovidi Nasonis Fastorvm Liber IV; Commentary.