Poetic Memory

Allusion in the Poetry of Callimachus and the Metamorphoses of Ovid

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This book explores Callimachus' allusive practice in his Aetia prologue and Hymns 4, 5, and 6, and in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The study includes an overview of modern approaches to poetic allusion, a close (re-)examination of the lexical allusions in the Aetia's and Metamorphoses' prologues, extensive examinations of allusive techniques within selections of these works, the poets' use of "signposting" and "authorization" techniques, and the relationship between allusion and genre.
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Biographical Note

Heather L. van Tress, Ph.D. (2004) in Classical Languages, Radboud University Nijmegen, has taught Latin, Greek, and Rhetoric in the United States as well as Greek at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her fields of interest include Hellenistic and Augustan poetry and allusion.

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"[...] je tiens à saluer [...] la démarche comparatiste d’Heather Van Tress qui s’intéresse parallèlement à l’œuvre de Calli-maque et à celle d’Ovide en revenant précisément aux textes mêmes et à leurs sources respectives, avec un grand souci de clarté, fort pédagogique, tant dans ses résumés systématiques des divers passages expliqués que dans l’exposé de sa méthode." Florence Klein in Revue de philologie, 2008

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Those studying Hellenistic or Augustan poetry, the work of Callimachus or Ovid, or poetic allusion (particularly typologies of allusion) will find this book of interest.

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