Vital to Ovid's elegiac texts and his Metamorphoses is his preoccupation with how needing topics engage and seduce one another. This significant research, which shifts the point of interest 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 middle 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 components of the corpus, strikes past the extra often-asked questions of Ovid, akin to no matter if he's 'for' or 'against' ladies, for you to discover how gendered matters speak, 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 fantasy for his poetics. This publication deals a compelling, usually troubling portrait of Ovid that would entice classicists and all these attracted to gender and distinction.

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