Fasti

Fasti


Editor: Anthony J. Boyle
Editor: Roger D. Woodward

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140446906
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.
Fasti

Fasti

Ovid, Editor: Anthony J. Boyle, Editor: Roger D. Woodward

Praise

“Fasti has burst upon the scholarly scene as a work of tremendous importance for our understanding of religion under the Principate…have provided us with what must be seen as a new commentary upon the poem…But the real value of this new Fasti, of course, lies not in its front or back material but in the lively rendition of Ovid’s own words…Boyle and Woodard have given us a fresh-sounding poem with updated diction.” Christopher Brunelle, Boston College

Table of Contents

Translated and Edited with an Introduction, Notes, and Glossary by A.J. Boyle and R.D. Woodard

Preface
Maps:
The World of Ovid’s Fasti
Greece in Ovid’s Fasti
Italy and Sicily Ovid’s Fasti
Ovid’s Rome: Major Sites and Monuments

Introduction
Further Reading
Translation and Latin Text
Summary of Fasti
Omissions from Fasti

Ovid’s Fasti
Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4
Book 5
Book 6

Notes
List of Abbreviations
Glossary

promo_SHOP
promo_EditorsDesk
PRH Book Clubs Survey
promo_StaffPicks
promo_FirsttoRead_Small