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Festivals, fools and the Fasti: the Quirinalia and the Feriae Stultorum (Ovid, Fast. 2.475-532)

Robinson, M.; (2003) Festivals, fools and the Fasti: the Quirinalia and the Feriae Stultorum (Ovid, Fast. 2.475-532). Aevum Antiquum , N.S.3 pp. 609-621. Green open access

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Abstract

Introduction: Ovid’s Fasti presents many challenges to the reader: its subject matter, the festivals and anniversaries of the Roman year, is less immediately accessible than much of Ovid’s poetry; and unlike his earlier works, where familiarity with the literary context provides plenty of material for literary criticism, the Fasti is in constant dialogue not just with literature but also with the fabric of Rome – its myths and monuments, its rituals and politics. As such, the Fasti more than many texts requires an awareness of its social, historical and religious context to be fully appreciated.

Type: Article
Title: Festivals, fools and the Fasti: the Quirinalia and the Feriae Stultorum (Ovid, Fast. 2.475-532)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.vponline.it/riviste/020747/2003/
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Greek and Latin
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6910
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