More than 30 new essays from an international cast of specialists reflect the most recent developments in Ovidian scholarship. Written in an accessible and lively style, the essays represent a wide range of critical methodologies and approaches to Ovid's literary oeuvre. These essays tackle such basic issues as backgrounds and contexts, genre and style, ancient and modern reception while also offering provocative new interpretations of the poet's major works from the Amores and Ars Amatoria to the Metamorphoses and beyond.
Peter E. Knox is Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado. His publications include Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Traditions of Augustan Poetry (1986) and Ovid, Heroides: Select Epistles (1995), as well as many articles on a wide range of topics in Greek and Roman literature.