Written after he had been banished to the Black Sea city of Tomis by Emperor Augustus, the Fasti is Ovid's last major poetic work. Both a calendar of daily rituals and a witty sequence of stories recounted in a variety of styles, it weaves together tales of gods and citizens together to explore Rome's history, religious beliefs and traditions. It may also be read as a subtle but powerful political manifesto which derides Augustus' attempts to control his subjects by imposing his own mythology upon them: after celebrating the emperor as a Jupiter-on-earth, for example, Ovid deliberately juxtaposes a story showing the king of the gods as a savage rapist. Endlessly playful, this is also a work of integrity and courage, and a superb climax to the life of one of Rome's greatest writers.
|Antall sider||432||Dimensjoner||12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,9cm|
|Vekt||298 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Andre medvirkende||Anthony J. Boyle, Anthony J. Boyle, Roger D. Woodard, Roger D. Woodard||Emner og form||Poetry by individual poets, Literary studies: poetry & poets|