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Appendix Ovidiana

Latin Poems Ascribed to Ovid in the Middle Ages

Edited and translated by Ralph Hexter

Laura Pfuntner

Justin Haynes

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HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674238381

Publication Date: 05/12/2020

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544 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

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When does imitation of an author morph into masquerade? Although the Roman writer Ovid died in the first century CE, many new Latin poems were ascribed to him from the sixth until the fifteenth century. Like the Appendix Vergiliana, these verses reflect different understandings of an admired Classical poet and expand his legacy throughout the Middle Ages.

The works of the “medieval Ovid” mirror the dazzling variety of their original. The Appendix Ovidiana includes narrative poetry that recounts the adventures of both real and imaginary creatures, erotic poetry that wrestles with powerful desires and sexual violence, and religious poetry that—despite the historical Ovid’s paganism—envisions the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ.

This is the first comprehensive collection and English translation of these pseudonymous medieval Latin poems.

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