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Tribute to the World of Myth, A: Ovid and Holkham Hall

Synopsis
How do the themes of classical mythology come to be refashioned through the ages? Holkham Hall in Norfolk, England, is the estate of an 18th century gentleman, Thomas Coke - a scholar of epic classical authors and avid collector of the cultural beauties of the past. This album offers an opportunity to explore his house and prolific art collection, including his lavishly illustrated manuscript of Ovid’s "Metamorphoses". Ovid inspired artists ranging from 2nd century sculptors to medieval illustrators and 18th century painters to capture and interpret these age-old myths from within their own cultural context. This material forms part of the Open University course A330 Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds.
Series
Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds, A330
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Art; Classical studies
Keywords
history of art; manuscripts; mythology; Ovid

Online availability

URI
http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/arts-and-humanities/podcast-a330-ovid
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Open University

Distributor

Name

Open University Podcasts

Web
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