Fasti (Penguin Classics)

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SKU: DADAX0140446907
ISBN : 9780140446906
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Fasti (Penguin Classics)

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Specifications of Fasti (Penguin Classics)

GENERAL
AuthorOvid, Anthony J. Boyle, Roger D. Woodard
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionRevised 2004
ISBN-100140446907
ISBN-139780140446906
PublisherPenguin Classics
Number Of Pages432
Publication Date2000-12-01
DIMENSIONS
Height7.8 inch.
Length5.1 inch.
Width0.73 inch.
Weight0.45 pounds.

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