By Dr Victoria Rimell
Important to Ovid's elegiac texts and his Metamorphoses is his preoccupation with how wanting matters have interaction and seduce one another. This significant learn, which shifts the focal point in Ovidian feedback from intertextuality to intersubjectivity, explores the connection among self and different, and particularly that among female and male worlds, that is on the center of Ovid's imaginative and prescient of poetry and the mind's eye. a chain of shut readings, targeting either the extra celebrated and not more studied components of the corpus, strikes past the extra often-asked questions of Ovid, equivalent to no matter if he's 'for' or 'against' girls, to be able to discover how gendered topics speak, compete and co-create. It illustrates how the story of Medusa, along that of Narcissus, reverberates all through Ovid's oeuvre, turning into a primary fantasy for his poetics. This publication bargains a compelling, usually troubling portrait of Ovid that may entice classicists and all these attracted to gender and distinction.