TITLE

VOLTAIRE, OVID, AND LA PUCELLE D'ORLEANS

AUTHOR(S)
Nablow, Ralph A.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Romance Notes;Fall2004, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the influence of a Roman poet Ovid on the poem "La Pucelle d'Orléans," by Voltaire, a philosopher. Voltaire loved Latin poetry and had many Latin editions of Ovid's works. He was much concerned with Ovid's work "Metamorphoses" and the influence appeared in his various works and correspondences. In his poem Ovid had been mentioned four times and the text of "Metamorphose" is included in the poem. The article also presents brief explanation of various books of "Metamorphoses" and sections of the poem under its influence.
ACCESSION #
19433483

 

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