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Ovid: Amores. Text, Prolegomena and Commentary, in four volumes
Volume IV.i. A Commentary on Book Three, Elegies 1 to 8
J.C. McKeown, R.J. Littlewood
ARCA 57. ISBN 9780995461239. xxviii+334pp.
The first three volumes of J.C. McKeown’s fundamental work on Ovid’s Amores have been widely acclaimed and already constitute a standard working tool for classical scholarship. Volume I, Text and Prolegomena, was published in 1987; Volume II, A Commentary on Book One, in 1989; and Volume III, A Commentary on Book Two, in 1998.
After a considerable delay, the Commentary on Book Three was forwarded by the co-authorship of R.J. Littlewood. Practical considerations have meant that it is being published in two parts, of which this volume, IV.i, includes Elegies 1 to 8. Volume IV.ii, which covers Elegies 9 to 15, is under preparation, and will also contain comprehensive indexes for all four volumes.
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