Chapter

Contrasts

Philip Hardie

in Classical Constructions

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218035
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191711534 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0007
Contrasts

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This chapter explores the history of a certain kind of literary criticism, with a view to raising questions about the origins, uses, and legitimacy of opposition and contrast as ways of constructing reading practices. The contrast is that between two authors, Virgil and Ovid.

Keywords: Virgil; Ovid; opposition; contrast; reading practices

Chapter.  12641 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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