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Looking edgeways: Pursuring acrostics in Ovid and Vergil

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What follows is an experiment in reading practice. I propose that we read some key passages of the Aeneid and the Metamorphoses in the active pursuit of acrostics and telestics, just as we have been accustomed to read them in the active pursuit of allusions and intertexts; and that we do so with the same willingness to make sense of what we find. The measure of success of this reading practice will be the extent to which our understanding of these familiar and well-studied texts can be useful...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0009838819000375

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0736-8636
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Classical Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
1
Pages:
290-308
Publication date:
2019-07-01
Acceptance date:
2018-05-22
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EISSN:
1471-6844
ISSN:
0009-8388
Pubs id:
pubs:998013
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uuid:f35ae468-9824-4112-ae1f-e02bfaf00478
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998013
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pubs:998013

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