The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture

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Seventeenth-century France saw one of the most significant 'culture wars' Europe has ever known. Culminating in the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns, this was a confrontational, transitional time for the reception of the classics. Helena Taylor explores responses to the life of the ancient Roman poet, Ovid, within this charged atmosphere. To date, criticism has focused on the reception of Ovid's enormously influential work in this period, but little attention has been paid to Ovid's lives and their uses. Through close ...

The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198796770

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