Simile and Identity in Ovid's Metamorphoses

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Nulli sua forma manebat. The world of Ovid's Metamorphoses is marked by constant flux in which nothing keeps its original form. This book argues that Ovid uses the epic simile to capture states of unresolved identity - in the transition between human, animal and divine identity, as well as in the poem's textual ambivalence between genres and the negotiation of fiction and reality. In conjuring up a likeness, the mental image of the simile enters a dialectic of appearances in a visually complex and treacherous universe. ...

Simile and Identity in Ovid's Metamorphoses 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316623596

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Simile and Identity in Ovid's Metamorphoses 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521760966

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