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The lives of Ovid: secrets, exile and galanterie in writing of the ‘Grand Siècle’

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This study examines the constructions and uses of the figure of Ovid in French writing of the second half of the seventeenth century, and explores how they were modulated by contemporary aesthetic and cultural concerns. As the influence of Ovid’s poetry made itself felt in various ways – in the mythopoeia of the Sun-King and the fashionable galant salons – interest in the story of Ovid’s life blossomed. This, I argue, was facilitated by new forms of ‘life-writing’, the nouvelle historique ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - French

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:4571c071-a499-44e7-a870-ed747d69bdc5
Local pid:
ora:8143

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