The Resource Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733 : Latin text with introduction, commentary, glossary of terms, vocabulary aid and study questions, Ingo Gildenhard and Andrew Zissos

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733 : Latin text with introduction, commentary, glossary of terms, vocabulary aid and study questions, Ingo Gildenhard and Andrew Zissos

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Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733 : Latin text with introduction, commentary, glossary of terms, vocabulary aid and study questions
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Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733
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Latin text with introduction, commentary, glossary of terms, vocabulary aid and study questions
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Ingo Gildenhard and Andrew Zissos
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eng
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"This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought."--Open Textbook Library
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COF
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43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
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Ovid
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PA6519.M3
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G55eb
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1970-
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  • Gildenhard, Ingo
  • Zissos, Andrew
  • Open Book Publishers
  • Open Textbook Library
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  • Classics textbooks series,
  • Open textbook library
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fifth volume
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  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • Pentheus
  • Ovid
  • Pentheus
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Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733 : Latin text with introduction, commentary, glossary of terms, vocabulary aid and study questions, Ingo Gildenhard and Andrew Zissos
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-245)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Symbols and Terms -- Reference Works -- Grammatical Terms -- Ancient Literature -- Introduction. 1. Ovid and His Times -- 2. Ovid Literary Progression: Elegy to Epic -- 3. The Metamorphoses: A Literary Monstrum -- 3a. Genre Matters -- 3b. A Collection of Metamorphic Tales -- 3c. A Universal History -- 3d. Anthropological Epic -- 3e. A Reader Digest of Greek and Latin Literature -- 4. Ovid Theban Narrative -- 5. The Set Text: Pentheus and Bacchus -- 5a. Sources and Intertexts -- 5b. The Personnel of the Set Text -- 6. The Bacchanalia and Roman Culture -- Text -- Commentary. 511- 6: Tiresias Warning to Pentheus -- 527- 1: Pentheus Rejection of Bacchus -- 531- 3: Pentheus Speech -- 572- 91: The Captive Acoetes and his Tale -- 692- 33: Pentheus Gruesome Demise -- Appendices -- 1. Versification -- 2. Glossary of Rhetorical and Syntactic Figures -- Bibliography
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9781783740840
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations (some colour)
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Updated irregularly.
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remote
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(OCoLC)1002065306
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Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733 : Latin text with introduction, commentary, glossary of terms, vocabulary aid and study questions, Ingo Gildenhard and Andrew Zissos
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-245)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Symbols and Terms -- Reference Works -- Grammatical Terms -- Ancient Literature -- Introduction. 1. Ovid and His Times -- 2. Ovid Literary Progression: Elegy to Epic -- 3. The Metamorphoses: A Literary Monstrum -- 3a. Genre Matters -- 3b. A Collection of Metamorphic Tales -- 3c. A Universal History -- 3d. Anthropological Epic -- 3e. A Reader Digest of Greek and Latin Literature -- 4. Ovid Theban Narrative -- 5. The Set Text: Pentheus and Bacchus -- 5a. Sources and Intertexts -- 5b. The Personnel of the Set Text -- 6. The Bacchanalia and Roman Culture -- Text -- Commentary. 511- 6: Tiresias Warning to Pentheus -- 527- 1: Pentheus Rejection of Bacchus -- 531- 3: Pentheus Speech -- 572- 91: The Captive Acoetes and his Tale -- 692- 33: Pentheus Gruesome Demise -- Appendices -- 1. Versification -- 2. Glossary of Rhetorical and Syntactic Figures -- Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783740840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Publication frequency
Updated irregularly.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002065306

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