A Commentary on Ovid’s Fasti, Book 2

Matthew Robinson | 2010 | ISBN: 0199589399 | English | 520 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Series: Oxford Classical Monographs
The Fasti is one of Ovid’s most complex, inventive, and remarkable works. In presenting the Roman calendar in poetic form, it encompasses an unusually wide range of subjects, a labyrinth of religious rites, historical events, and astronomical myths that can place significant demands on the reader. This commentary on Book 2 – the first detailed commentary in English for 80 years – guides the reader through the maze of diverse material towards a fuller appreciation of the poem, through detailed analysis of its religious, historical, political, and literary background.