Two types of Ovidian personification

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In the proems of Ovid's Amores, Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris, the speaker manipulates various types of personification in his characterizations of amor, fallaciously advancing the notion that love is conquerable. I use Hesiodic and Platonic models of eros to identify two types of personified amor in Ovid's love poetry and the ways they are used to mislead the reader.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-240
Number of pages16
JournalClassical Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

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