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dc.contributor.authorGildenhard, Ingo
dc.contributor.authorZissos, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2018-04-03 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:52:17Z
dc.identifier646656
dc.identifierOCN: 959329498
dc.identifier2054-2437/2054-2437
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30343
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34751
dc.description.abstract"This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesClassics Textbooks
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFP Translation & interpretation
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DB Classical texts
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DC Poetry::DCF Poetry by individual poets
dc.subject.othercommentary
dc.subject.othermetamorphoses
dc.subject.othervocabulary
dc.subject.othermyth
dc.subject.otherovid
dc.subject.otherlatin literature
dc.subject.otherAcoetes
dc.subject.otherDionysus
dc.subject.otherPentheus
dc.subject.otherThebes
dc.subject.otherGreece
dc.titleOvid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733
dc.title.alternativeLatin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0073
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781783740826
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages260


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