Ovid's Fasti: history re-imagined.

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dc.contributor.author Ongaro, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-08T21:01:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-08T21:01:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-08-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3441
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the eroticization of historical and political narratives from Ovid’s Fasti, particularly the capture of Gabii (2.687-710), the rape of Lucretia (2.721-852) and the Aristaeus narrative (1.363-390). I argue that Ovid’s eroticization of these narratives is a response to the political pressure to write poetry in support of Augustan ideology. These narratives about military conquests and moments of great political change are imbued with epic themes and Augustan ideology. Yet, Ovid transports these narratives into elegy, which is a genre that defines itself as distinct from imperial and public domain. Ovid’s asserts poetic autonomy by re-envisioning historical narratives and political ideology in a manner suitable to his elegiac concerns. His version of history does not reflect Augustan ideology and, at times, is starkly opposed to it. I argue that Ovid’s re-imagining of these narratives asserts the freedom of the poet as an autonomous storyteller. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ovid en_US
dc.subject Fasti en_US
dc.subject Roman history en_US
dc.subject Latin literature en_US
dc.subject Elegy en_US
dc.title Ovid's Fasti: history re-imagined. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Littlewood, C. A. J.
dc.degree.department Dept. of Greek and Roman Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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