Ovid in the middle ages ovid is perhaps the most important surviving latin poet and his work has influenced writers throughout the world this volume presents a groundbreaking series of essays on his reception across the middle ages the collection includes contributions from distinguished ovidians as. A wide ranging survey of the most impactful aspects of ovids poetic personality for the middle ages the exilic voice the compilator of myth and the amatory poet fruitfully traces the ovidian perspective thus defined in lesser studied creative and scholastic materials largely latin from the medieval period. Ovid in the middle ages is an auctor perpetually falling foul of authority as auctor he is more than an author in the modern sense he is a man of gret auctorite chaucers phrase learned in moral philosophy natural science and philosophy as well as the unchallenged expert on love and the most important resource for students of classical mythology. Ovid is perhaps the most important surviving latin poet and his work has influenced writers
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