Ovid as a Hesiodic Poet: Atalanta in the Catalogue of Women (fr. 72-6 M-W) and the Metamorphoses (10.560-707)1)

Ovid as a Hesiodic Poet: Atalanta in the Catalogue of Women (fr. 72-6 M-W) and the Metamorphoses... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156852511X505051 Mnemosyne 64 (2011) 249-270 brill.nl/mnem Ovid as a Hesiodic Poet: Atalanta in the Catalogue of Women (fr. 72-6 M-W) and the Metamorphoses (10.560-707) 1) Ioannis Ziogas Cornell University, Department of Classics, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-3201, USA ivz2@cornell.edu Received: June 2009; accepted: July 2009 Abstract This article discusses the Hesiodic character of the Metamorphoses vis-à-vis the Homeric character of the Aeneid , taking as a case study the tale of Atalanta. On the one hand I focus on the intertextual dialogue between Homeric and Hesiodic epic, on the other I argue that the interplay between the Iliad and the Catalogue of Women (also known as the Ehoiai ) is reflected in Ovid’s Atalanta as a juxtaposi- tion between the Aeneid and the Metamorphoses . Ovid’s references to the Cata- logue , which have not been noticed by critics, evoke an intergeneric discourse between martial epic and ehoie- poetry. Keywords Ovid, Hesiod, intertextuality, genre The Hesiodic character of the Metamorphoses is one of the least discussed aspects of Ovid’s epic, although the importance of Hesiod declares itself in the opening lines. 2) Ovid starts with Chaos ( Met . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mnemosyne Brill

Ovid as a Hesiodic Poet: Atalanta in the Catalogue of Women (fr. 72-6 M-W) and the Metamorphoses (10.560-707)1)

Mnemosyne, Volume 64 (2): 249 – Jan 1, 2011

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156852511X505051 Mnemosyne 64 (2011) 249-270 brill.nl/mnem Ovid as a Hesiodic Poet: Atalanta in the Catalogue of Women (fr. 72-6 M-W) and the Metamorphoses (10.560-707) 1) Ioannis Ziogas Cornell University, Department of Classics, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-3201, USA ivz2@cornell.edu Received: June 2009; accepted: July 2009 Abstract This article discusses the Hesiodic character of the Metamorphoses vis-à-vis the Homeric character of the Aeneid , taking as a case study the tale of Atalanta. On the one hand I focus on the intertextual dialogue between Homeric and Hesiodic epic, on the other I argue that the interplay between the Iliad and the Catalogue of Women (also known as the Ehoiai ) is reflected in Ovid’s Atalanta as a juxtaposi- tion between the Aeneid and the Metamorphoses . Ovid’s references to the Cata- logue , which have not been noticed by critics, evoke an intergeneric discourse between martial epic and ehoie- poetry. Keywords Ovid, Hesiod, intertextuality, genre The Hesiodic character of the Metamorphoses is one of the least discussed aspects of Ovid’s epic, although the importance of Hesiod declares itself in the opening lines. 2) Ovid starts with Chaos ( Met .

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Keywords: Ovid; genre; intertextuality; Hesiod

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