Jan Felix Gaertner | 2005 | ISBN: 0199277214 | English | 624 pages | PDF | 16 MB
Series: Oxford Classical Monographs
The present edition of the first book of the Epistulae ex Ponto gives a revised text with a new translation, an extended introduction, and the first full-scale commentary of this work in English. The commentary pays particular attention to stylistic questions and examines how the Epistulae ex Ponto differ from the poet’s remaining oeuvre. It demonstrates that Ovid generally adopts a more colloquial and prosaic style (as suits the epistolary form) and that he carefully adjusts the stylistic register to the respective addressees of the letters.