Interpolations in Ovid's Metamorphoses?
Seminar by Monika Asztalos. Open for all.
The authenticity of a number of lines in Ovid’s Metamorphoses has been questioned by Nicolaas Heinsius in his textual comments on the Metamorphoses (1652), Richard Tarrant in a number of articles as well as in his critical edition of the Metamorphoses (OCT, 2004), and Gian Biagio Conte in ‘Ope ingenii. Experiences of Textual Criticism’ (2013).
Monika Asztalos will defend the genuineness of some lines that have been considered interpolations by all three scholars and argue that they, far from being flawed and dispensable, add a twist to the episodes in which they occur.