Fasti Times and their reasons arranged in order through the Latin year and constellations sunk beneath the earth and risen I shall sing Ovid s poetical calendar of the Roman year is both a day by day acc

  • Title: Fasti
  • Author: Ovid Anne Wiseman Peter Wiseman
  • ISBN: 9780192824110
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Times and their reasons, arranged in order through the Latin year, and constellations sunk beneath the earth and risen, I shall sing Ovid s poetical calendar of the Roman year is both a day by day account of festivals and observances and their origins, and a delightful retelling of myths and legends associated with particular dates Written in the late years of the empe Times and their reasons, arranged in order through the Latin year, and constellations sunk beneath the earth and risen, I shall sing Ovid s poetical calendar of the Roman year is both a day by day account of festivals and observances and their origins, and a delightful retelling of myths and legends associated with particular dates Written in the late years of the emperor Augustus, and cut short when the emperor sent the poet into exile, the poem s tone ranges from tragedy to farce, and its subject matter from astronomy and obscure ritual to Roman history and Greek mythology Among the stories Ovid tells at length are those of Arion and the dolphin, the rape of Lucretia, the shield that fell from heaven, the adventures of Dido s sister, the Great Mother s journey to Rome, the killing of Remus, the bloodsucking birds, and the murderous daughter of King Servius The poem also relates a wealth of customs and beliefs, such as the unluckiness of marrying in May This lively new edition by Anne and Peter Wiseman is the only modern prose translation of Ovid s Fasti and also the most accurate The Wisemans also include an informative introduction to the calendar, numerous helpful notes, a detailed index of names, and a glossary of Latin terms About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Ovid Anne Wiseman Peter Wiseman

      Publius Ovidius Naso 20 March 43 BCE CE 17 18 , known as Ovid v d in the English speaking world, was a Roman poet best known for the Metamorphoses, a 15 book continuous mythological narrative written in the meter of epic, and for collections of love poetry in elegiac couplets, especially the As Love Affairs and Ars Amatoria Art of Love His poetry was much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and greatly influenced Western art and literature The Metamorphoses remains one of the most important sources of classical mythology.Ovid is traditionally ranked alongside Virgil and Horace, his older contemporaries, as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature He was the first major Roman poet to begin his career during the reign of Augustus, and the Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists He enjoyed enormous popularity, but in one of the mysteries of literary history he was sent by Augustus into exile in a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death Ovid himself attributes his exile to carmen et error, a poem and a mistake , but his discretion in discussing the causes has resulted in much speculation among scholars.Ovid s prolific poetry includes the Heroides, a collection of verse epistles written as by mythological heroines to the lovers who abandoned them the Fasti, an incomplete six book exploration of Roman religion with a calendar structure and the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, two collections of elegies in the form of complaining letters from his exile His shorter works include the Remedia Amoris Cure for Love , the curse poem Ibis, and an advice poem on women s cosmetics He wrote a lost tragedy, Medea, and mentions that some of his other works were adapted for staged performance.

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    1. [image error]Les Fastes sont un poème du célèbre Ovide, connu pour ses Métamorphoses, ses Héroïdes et son art d’aimer. Expulsé de Rome pour la mer noire, il a beaucoup regretté sa mère patrie, comme un Dante ou un Casanova après lui : il a trompé sa mélancolie avec la rédaction de cette œuvre originale qui prend pour trame le calendrier romain et les fêtes qui le jalonnent. Ovide alterne heureusement des thèmes mythologiques, des allusions historiques, des faits de société ou [...]

    2. Ovidius'un "Dönüşümler"deki anlatımına bu sefer Roma takviminde yer alan festivaller, dinsel törenler ve ayinler gününden başlayıp Haziran ayının son gününe kadar devam ettirdiği şiiri "Fasti (I-VI) Roma Takvimi ve Festivaller", ünlü ozanın son eseri olması ve mitoloji ve tarih açısından önemli bilgiler barındırması sebebiyle göz atılması gereken Latin eserlerinden biri; fakat Asuman Coşkun Abuagla'nın genel okuyucu kitlesine ulaşmakta başarısız kötü çevir [...]

    3. What better way to learn about roman holidays / festivals and rites than through a didactic poem? Too bad it's quite short. The bullocks, innocent of toil, which Faliscan grass has fattened on its plains, offer their necks to be struck. When Jupiter from his citadel looks out over the whole earth, he has nothing to gaze on but what belongs to Rome.----' To the brave every land is the homeland, as to fishes the sea, as to birds the whole open space of the empty world. But fierce weather doesn’t [...]

    4. The Fasti is an exploration of the ancient roman calendar. Written by Ovid in the early first century, only six books of the poem are extant today (one for each month from January through June). Whether the other books were lost over the years or never written at all is unknown. But believe me, six is enough. I don’t want to trash this poem. The Fasti is considered a “classic” only in the broadest possible use of the term, so I knew what I was getting into. I read this because I was readin [...]

    5. Ovid got booted by Augustus and wrote a poem on the calendar, his last and perhaps least impressive work. There is no rhythm or rhyme, and the similes and metaphors that arise are weak (though I enjoyed the line, "Chance gives the poet scope."). The poem offers a fascinating and didactic overview of Roman religion, but the allusions are obscure to the point of bewilderment and the language is often strained for inspiration. On the good side, Ovid is saying something serious about Augustus and th [...]

    6. This book 'Fasti' is organized according to the Roman calendar and explains the origins of Roman holidays and associated customs, often making references to deities, the constellations and more. The poem was left unfinished when the poet was exiled to Tomis, so only the first six months of the year appear here. This being said, you really need to pay attention to the index at the back since, unless you are an expert in Greek and Roman customs and myths, you'll have difficulty understanding Ovid' [...]

    7. This is a lively prose translation of Ovid's Fasti, his aetiological poem of the Roman festivals and notable dates, originally written in elegiac couplets. It is typically `Ovidian': witty, erudite, changeable in mood, politically slippery, densely intertextual - but is probably not a good place to start for anyone unfamiliar with Ovid and Latin literature from the late Republic and Augustan period (Catullus, Virgil, Livy especially).There are some fabulous set pieces here: the marvellously comi [...]

    8. Written during his banishment, “Fasti” is a collection of six books written on the Roman calendar. From an historical perspective, the book is an excellent source of material describing Roman religious practices and mythology. There are also a number of interesting juxtapositions in which Ovid sought to direct criticism at those who had banished him. Although not realized, it would seem that he still harbored hope, “No savage tempest rages for the whole year; For you, too, (trust me) there [...]

    9. Ovid sought to chronicle all the important holidays of the Roman calendar in the form of a long poem. This translation doesn't keep to the poetic form, but the prose makes for a very readable calendar. The events of the poem take place from before the foundations of Rome were laid right up to the reign of Augustus.The myths and tales behind each holiday or festival vary from the fantastic to the mundane, from the ancient to the new, from 228 lines to 2. While Ovid claimed to have finished a poem [...]

    10. I found some of this dense, but as I kept flipping back and forth between the interesting notes, the glossary, the introduction (which I normally avoid as a spoiler-averse person), I kept thinking about how chockablock with myth 'n culture this work is, and ambitious, and unique. I didn't catch every detail, but I did enjoy it. The translators deserve a lot of credit.

    11. I had Prof Woodard for a Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology course at my University and I can't believe how incredibly intelligent this guy is. It was a Classics/Linguistics course taught from a historical standpoint and I believe it's the only one he taught. Of course, his version of Ovid's Fasti was the course text, and I'm damn glad for it.

    12. Although this is an explanation of the festivals for the first six months of the Roman calendar, it traces ancient traditions and relates the myths that accompanied them. Very enlightening, but probably boring to those not enamored of the ancient world.

    13. Not a bad bookif you have a fairly extensive extant nderstanding of Roman history, Augustan-era politics, and Roman politics. Or if you don't mind spending twice as much time reading endnotes and researching obscure deities as you'll spend reading the text itself.

    14. La lectura me resultó lenta. Requiere de mucho conocimiento sobre la historia de la Roma antigua y sobre la mitología. De no tenerlo, conlleva un constante ir y venir del texto a las notas. Sin embargo tiene pasajes narrativos entretenidos que agilizan la lectura un poco.

    15. A verse translation of poetry. Mainly an explanation of why the Romans celebrated things on the days they did, and/or the origin of the event. Many of these items were wrong. Also explanations of the name of the month.

    16. PrefaceMapsIntroductionFurther ReadingTranslation and Latin TextSummary of 'Fasti'Omissions from 'Fasti'--FastiNotesList of AbbreviationsGlossary

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