Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 March 2021

448 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198845140

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Law and Love in Ovid

Courting Justice in the Age of Augustus

Ioannis Ziogas

Classics in Theory Series

  • Law and Love in Ovid breaks new ground by examining the ways in which poetic and legal discourse influence each other in Augustan Rome.
  • The book fills a significant gap in the field of 'law and literature', which often moves from ancient Greece to the Middle Ages, thus skipping an era of tectonic shifts in the landscape of law and literature.
  • It challenges the widespread trend in studies of Ovid to dismiss the poet's legalisms as superficial touches of wit.