By Dr Victoria Rimell
Vital to Ovid's elegiac texts and his Metamorphoses is his preoccupation with how wanting topics engage and seduce one another. This significant learn, which shifts the focal point in Ovidian feedback from intertextuality to intersubjectivity, explores the connection among self and different, and specifically that among female and male worlds, that's on the center of Ovid's imaginative and prescient of poetry and the mind's eye. a sequence of shut readings, targeting either the extra celebrated and no more studied elements of the corpus, strikes past the extra often-asked questions of Ovid, resembling no matter if he's 'for' or 'against' ladies, in an effort to discover how gendered matters communicate, compete and co-create. It illustrates how the story of Medusa, along that of Narcissus, reverberates all through Ovid's oeuvre, turning into a primary delusion for his poetics. This e-book bargains a compelling, usually troubling portrait of Ovid that might entice classicists and all these drawn to gender and distinction.