Circe de clásicos y modernos
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MAINERO, Jorge S.. The final metamorphoses: Caesar, Augustus, Ovid. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2007, n.11, pp. 163-173. ISSN 1851-1724.
It has been indicated (Tissol 2002: 305) that the readers of Metamorphoses are surprised when abundant historical material unfolds in the last books. The outcome shows successive deflections, from Caesar to Augustus, and then to Ovid. The princeps is reconstructed by means of procedures like irony, intertextual games and ambiguity. Ultimately, the terrestrial immortality of the poet weighs more than the astral immortality of the prince. This end, that predicts popular gratefulness to Ovid's work, makes us think that the eternity he reached was more solid and firmer.
Palabras clave : myth; history; metamorphosis; challenge; eternity.