The Bavarian Commentary and Ovid: Clm 4610, The Earliest Documented Commentary on the Metamorphoses

The Bavarian Commentary and Ovid: Clm 4610, The Earliest Documented Commentary on the Metamorphoses Robin Wahlsten Böckerman
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The Bavarian Commentary and Ovid is the first complete critical edition and translation of the earliest preserved commentary on Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Today, Ovid’s famous work is one of the touchstones of ancient literature, but we have only a handful of scraps and quotations to show how the earliest medieval readers received and discussed the poems—until the Munich Bayerische Staatsbibliothek clm 4610. This commentary, which dates from around the year 1100 is the first systematic study of the Metamorphoses, founding a tradition of scholarly study that extends to the present day.

Despite its significance, this medieval commentary has never before been published or analysed as a whole. Böckerman’s groundbreaking work includes a critical edition of the entire manuscript, together with a lucid English translation and a rigorous and stimulating introduction, which sets the work in its historical, geographical and linguistic contexts with precision and clarity while offering a rigorous analysis of its form and function.

The Bavarian Commentary and Ovid is essential reading for academics concerned with the reception of Ovid or that of other ancient authors. It will also be of great interest for Classical scholars, those investigating medieval commentaries and media history, and for anyone intrigued to know more about how the work of Ovid has echoed through history.



The Bavarian Commentary and Ovid: Clm 4610, The Earliest Documented Commentary on the Metamorphoses
Robin Wahlsten Böckerman | September 2020
398 pp. | 4 colour illustrations | 6.14" x 9.21" (234 x 156 mm)
ISBN Paperback: 9781783745753
ISBN Hardback: 9781783745760
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781783745777
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0154
BIC subject codes: DB (Classical texts), DCF (Poetry by individual poets), CFP (Translation and interpretation)

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Contents
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction Download
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Part I

2. The Fate of Ovid Until the Twelfth Century Download
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3. Situating the Commentary Download
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4. Form and Function Download
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5. Clm 4610 and the Commentary Tradition Download
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General Conclusions: Clm 4610, Contexts and Connections Download
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Part II: THE TEXT Download
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Manuscript Description

Editorial Principles

Principles for the Translation

Edition and Translation of clm 4610 Download
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Appendix
Bibliography
Plates

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