calendar framework: kalends (1); nones (5/7); ides (13/15)


elaborated with narratives

like katasterisms

elaborate patterns of thematic and verbal correspondence within and between books

e.g., story of Romulus and Remus in six different passages

Ovid as poet:

elegiac form

incongruity of form and content

influence of Greek literature


theme of the Golden Age

Ovid as political propagandist:

restoration of the Roman Republic under Augustus

Pax Romana

Augustan restoration of temples

emperor cult

Ovid as narrator, his reader as audience

Ovid as a scholar with didactic interests:

alternative explanations

antiquarian interests

fascination with astronomy

Ovid as active participant in worship

Ovid's Fasti Overview / Fasti Outline  / Fasti I: January / Fasti II: February / Lupercalia /
III: March  III: March  / Fasti III: Study Questions III: Study Questions / Study Questions for IV / Fasti IV: April / Fasti V: May V: May / Fasti VI: June /
The Roman Calendar

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