Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs (Roman Literature and its Contexts)
This publication exploits contemporary reevaluations of Roman faith so one can argue in want of taking the spiritual dimensions of Roman literature heavily, as very important cultural paintings of their personal correct. rather than seeing Roman non secular and literary job as spinoff and parasitic upon Greek originals, the e-book questions the romanticizing biases of classical reviews, and argues for the facility and creativity of the Romans of their engagements with Greek tradition.
Lack of interest in her and his obsession with his own kind of order, as he looks at her unkempt hair and immediately wishes to change her style: 'quid, si comantur?' ait ('"How about if it was done up properly?", he says', 1.498). He chases her as she runs away, speaking ceaselessly as he goes, expressing his incredulity that she is.
Cf. 61.16–20 (the bride is like Venus coming to Paris); Edwards (1991); Feeney (1992), 33–4; Roberts (1989), on later epithalamia. In Hindu weddings, 'bride and groom are divine on their wedding day', Fuller (1992), 30. 108 Finely argued by Edwards (1991), 73. 109 Feeney (1992). Page 108 Crossing the Line (ii)— Apotheosis The fact that Catullus' human beloved is represented as a goddess leads us into the final category of this chapter, the divinised human. For all the remarkable.
And with other calendrical records of those festal rhythms, is much more oblique and partial than is generally recognised. Of course, as Scheid puts it, 'Ovid utilizes as the thread of his work the model of the painted or carved calendars you could find in his 36 Smith (1982), 63 (original emphasis). He continues: 'Ritual is a means of performing the way things ought to be in conscious tension to the way things are in such a way that.
The result of this great act of originality is that Ovid commits himself to following, as Miller puts it, 'not one, but two temporal patterns, the rhythms of the sky as well as the regular round of celebrations in Rome'.48 And since the material Ovid exploits for the astronomical side is all drawn from Greek astrology and mythography,.
Corrections. These corrections were memorialised in a mighty complex on the Campus Martius: a massive captured Egyptian obelisk acted as the gnomon for a meridian line, alongside which were marked — in Greek letters — the zodiacal signs and phases of the natural year as revealed by Greek science.50 The whole complex 'thus specifically commemorated Augustus' military and cultural control over the GraecoRoman world', and Ovid's bold decision to make his new genre a.