Harmful Eloquence: Ovid's Amores from Antiquity to Shakespeare

Harmful Eloquence: Ovid's Amores from Antiquity to Shakespeare by Michael L. Stapleton

Title: Harmful Eloquence: Ovid's Amores from Antiquity to Shakespeare
Author: Michael L. Stapleton
ISBN10: 0472107070
ISBN13: 978-0472107070
Publisher: University of Michigan Press; Text is Free of Markings edition (June 15, 1996)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1853 kb
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Pages: 220 pages
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Harmful Eloquence: Ovid's Amores from Antiquity to Shakespeare by Michael L. Stapleton


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M. L . Stapleton's Harmful Eloquence: Ovid's "Amores" from Antiquity to Shakespeare traces the influence of the early elegiac poetry of Ovid (43 b.c.e.-17 c.e.) on European literature from 500-1600 c.e. The Amores served as a classical model for love poetry in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and were essential to the formation of fin' Amors, or "courtly love." Medieval Latin poets, the troubadours, Dante, Petrarch, and Shakespeare were all familiar with Ovid in his various forms, and all depended greatly upon his Amores in composing their cansos, canzoniere, and sonnets.