This e-book analyses the legendary and mythical narratives in Ovid's "Fasti" as narrative and concentrates at the ignored literary facets of those tales. It combines conventional instruments of literary feedback with extra glossy suggestions (taken particularly from narratology and intertextuality). From a narratological perspective it covers very important positive aspects akin to aperture, closure, characterization, inner narrators, description, house, time and cinematic strategy. at the intertextual point it examines the narratives' advanced courting with Virgil, Livy and Ovid's personal previous works. contemporary feedback at the "Fasti" has addressed a number of parts (religious, historic, political, astronomical etc.), yet special narrative learn has been short of. This e-book fills that hole, to supply a extra proficient and balanced appreciation of this multifaceted poem aimed toward classicists and literary critics generally (for whom the entire Latin is translated).
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