Ovid: Ibis (Bristol Phoenix Press - Classic Translations)

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Ovid's rarely studied Ibis is an elegiac companion-piece to the Tristia and Ex Ponto written after his banishment to the Black Sea in AD 8. Modelled on a poem of the same name by the Hellenistic poet Callimachus, Ibis stands out as an artistically contrived explosion of vitriol against an unnamed enemy who is characterised in terms of the Egyptian bird with its unprepossessing habits. Based in a tradition of curse-ritual, it is the most difficult of Ovid's poems to penetrate. Robinson Ellis's edition remains an indispensable - if typically eccentric - platform for the study of the poem's obscurities. Indeed Ellis deserves the primary credit for bringing Ibis back from obscurity into the light of day.This reissue of Ellis's 1881 edition includes a new introduction by Gareth Williams setting the edition in the context of earlier and later developments in scholarship. Ellis's edition not only made a significant contribution to research into the Ibis, it is an important representative of a particular vein of scholarship prevalent in nineteenth-century Latin study.

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Robinson Ellis (1834-1913) was fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Corpus Christi, where he eventually succeeded Henry Nettleship as Corpus Professor of Latin (1893). He also produced a major edition of Catullus. Gareth Williams is Professor of Classics at Columbia University, New York and is author of 'Banished Voices: Readings in Ovid's Exile Poetry' (1994).

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"The multilingual array of texts and translations, along with detailed notes and authoritative essays by specialists in the history and literature of this period make this volume a superb introduction to a key episode in the history of late medieval Britain."--Dafydd Johnston, Professor and Director, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies


"This is the definitive collection of texts in translation relating to the great Welshman's uprising. It covers all aspects of his revolt and sets it in its historical context."--Professor John France, Swansea University


"This comprehensive collection of the records pertaining to Owain Glyndwr will transform our understanding not only of his rebellion against Henry IV but also of Welsh-English relations in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Livingston and Bollard have brought together Welsh, English, and French sources in five languages, ranging from royal acts to letters to poetry and more. Contextualized by a helpful set of essays, these documents give us Owain as many of us have never seen him before: the sophisticated and hospitable nobleman admired by poets, the canny strategist making use of prophetic traditions both English and Welsh to build political alliances, the figure molded by legend into something quite different from either of these - the sorcerer at once terrifying and laughable of the English, the longed-for redeemer hero of the Welsh."--Catherine McKenna, Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University


"This casebook will appeal to multiple audiences, including scholars unfamiliar with Owain's career and undergraduates."--Speculum


"We are indebted to the editors and contributors of this volume for its comprehensiveness and accessibility, and this Casebook will undoubtedly remain the definitive collection of documents pertaining to Owain Glyndw?r for generations to come."--Lindy Brady, Textual Cultures


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