Category: Performances and Events

Bibliography

Overviews and Introductions

Oxford Classical Bibliography by K. S. Myers

Boyd, Barbara Weiden, ed. 2002. Brill’s companion to Ovid. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill. (Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.01.34)

Hardie, Philip R., ed. 2002. The Cambridge companion to Ovid. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Knox, Peter E. 2012. A Companion to Ovid. Wiley-Blackwell.

Hardie, Philip, Alessandro Barchiesi, and Stephen Hinds. 1999. Ovidian transformations. Supplementary Volume 23. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Philological Society. (collection of important essays)

Holzberg, Niklas. 2002. Ovid: The poet and his work. Translated by G. M. Goshgarian. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Holzberg, Niklas. 1997. Playing with his life: Ovid’s autobiographical references. Lampas 30: 4–19.

Knox, Peter E., ed. 2006. Oxford readings in Ovid. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Myers, K. S. 1999. The metamorphosis of a poet: Recent work on Ovid. Journal of Roman Studies 89:190–204.

Metamorphoses

Texts

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 2004. P. Ovidi Nasonis Metamorphoses. Edited by R. J. Tarrant. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Authoritative Text

Translations

M. M. Innes (2006, prose); Martin (2004, verse with notes); D.A. Raeburn (2004, introduction by D. Feeney); A. Mandelbaum (1995, verse); D. R. Slavitt (1994, verse, in hexameters);  A. D. Melville (1987, verse with helpful notes);

Dryden et al. (1717, verse); A. Golding (1567, Shakespeare’s Met.)

Commentaries

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 1997. Ovid’s Metamorphoses Books 1–5. Edited by William Scovil Anderson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97.9.11)

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 1972. Ovid’s Metamorphoses Books 6–10. Edited by William Scovil Anderson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 1979. Metamorphoses III. Edited by A. A. R. Henderson. Bristol: Bristol Classical Press.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 1983. Metamorphoses Book VIII. Edited by A. S. Hollis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 2000. Metamorphoses Book XIII. Edited by Neil Hopkinson. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 2001. Metamorphoses Book XI. Edited by G. M. H. Murphy. London: Duckworth.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 2003. Metamorphoses Book I. Edited by Arthur G. Lee. London: Bristol Classical Press.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso). 2009. Metamorphoses Book XIV. Edited by K. Sara Myers. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Overviews, Surveys, and Monographs

Due, O. S. 1974. Changing forms: Studies in the Metamorphoses of Ovid. Copenhagen, Denmark: Gyldendal. (good introduction)

Fantham, Elaine. 2004. Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. (good introduction)

Feeney, D. C. 1991. The gods in epic. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press: 188-249.

Galinsky, Karl. 1975. Ovid’s Metamorphoses: An introduction to the basic aspects. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. (introduction focused on poetic, aesthetic aspects of text)

Hardie, Philip. 2002. Ovid’s poetics of illusion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Hardie, Philip. 1990. Ovid’s Theban history: The first Anti-AeneidClassical Quarterly 40:224–235.

Hinds, Stephen E. 1987. The metamorphosis of Persephone: Ovid and the self-conscious muse. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 1987.

Hinds, Stephen E. 1998. Allusion and intertext: Roman literature and its contexts. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Knox, Peter E. 1986. Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the traditions of Augustan poetry. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Philological Society.

Myers, K. Sara. 1994. Ovid’s causes: Cosmogony and aetiology in the Metamorphoses. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Solodow, Joseph B. 1988. The world of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Tissol, Garth. 1997. The face of nature: Wit, narrative, and cosmic origins in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Wheeler, Stephen Michael. 1999. A discourse of wonders: Audience and performance in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Gender and Sexuality

Richlin, Amy. 1992. Reading Ovid’s rapes. In Pornography and representation in Greece and Rome. Edited by Amy Richlin, 158–179. New York: Oxford University Press.

Segal, C. P. 1998. Ovid’s metamorphic bodies: Art, gender, and violence in the Metamorphoses. Arion 5:9–41.

Reception

Brown, Sarah Annes. 1999. The metamorphosis of Ovid: From Chaucer to Ted Hughes. New York: St. Martin’s. (Scholia Review)

The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s

Text and Transmission

Richmond, John. 2002. Manuscript traditions and the transmission of Ovid’s works. In Brill’s companion to Ovid. Edited by Barbara Weiden Boyd, 443–483. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill.

Tarrant, R. J. 1983. Ovid. In Texts and Transmissions. Edited by L. D. Reynolds, 257–284. Oxford: Clarendon.

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