Ovid in caricatures - Roman wordplay in modern interpretation
Publius Ovidius Naso - although or maybe because of his uncommon style and its many meanings in the Roman art of poetry not exactly the favourite one in Latin lessons. But just like Ovid having a moved lifestyle, which of course was characterised and lead to exile and some stylistic incongruity within the paradigms of poetry, finally now his legacy is honoured completely.
Ovid in caricatures - amusing and inviting to investigateIn the case of all the wordplay and the certain provocation the matter appearing maybe to students rather dry with the help of the book "Ovid in Karikaturen" can be understood and be valued easier. The 60 caricatures of J. Henandez Lobato, accompanied by elected texts by Ovid, that way a good understanding of his art of poetry and world's image possible.
- Possible tasks for students that go far beyond mere translations
- Balance between fidelity to the text and artistic freedom: where does the draughtsman interpret the text in his own way, where does he incorporate anachronisms?
- An optimal and compact overview of Ovid's work for teachers
- A good opportunity for students to prepare assignments or class tests in an easy and fun way.
- A good offer also for those interested in ancient Roman poetry
The book - a timeless classic interpreted in a new wayWith 60 caricatures lead by stories of Ovid and professionally elected and improved quotations printed on 165 pages "Ovid in Karikaturen", published by Dr. Gabriele Nick Verlag (2011) is an entertaining, but also instruktive book, that durably will bring joy. Especially to underline is the lighthearted, and in some ways cheeky appearing way of presentation, that for sure Ovid would have liked without a doubt.
Roman epic poetry in your library
No matter whether someone only is interested in Roma and its poetry, or wants to use a good summary of the life work of the great epic poet for teaching objective, "Ovid in Karikaturen" will not disappointFor the indecisive ones the following quotation of the master might show a direction: "Hoping and waiting make some a fool".
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