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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-08T18:29:22Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5916
dc.description.abstractIn Ovid’s Fasti, the rape narratives of Callisto, Lara, Flora, and Carna contain the common themes of the distribution of auctoritas and/or the subversion of auctoritas. While all four characters are victims of rape, Callisto loses auctoritas as a result of her rape by Jupiter, whereas Flora and Carna gain auctoritas from their rapes by Zephyrus and Janus respectively. Since Ovid associated Augustus with Jupiter on more than one occasion in the poem, it appears that readers were meant to see a parallel between Jupiter’s dealings with auctoritas in these narratives and Augustus’ exercise of his auctoritas over Rome. Zephyrus’ and Janus’ bestowal of auctoritas upon their victims was intended to be a foil for Jupiter’s denial of auctoritas to Callisto and strict regulation of his own auctoritas, which Lara’s narrative exemplifies, in order for Ovid to criticize the overwhelming nature of Augustus’ auctoritas, as well as specific Augustan policies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectRapeen_US
dc.subjectAuctoritasen_US
dc.subjectFastien_US
dc.subjectOviden_US
dc.subjectDistributionen_US
dc.titleComitum princeps tu mihi eris: Rape and the Distribution of Auctoritas in Ovid's Fastien_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Classicsen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Classicsen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanitiesen_US
dc.embargo.lift2015-12-03T18:29:22Z
dc.embargo.terms12 Monthsen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-31T01:41:14Z


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