The art accompanying the Metamorphoses by Joža Lovrenčič

Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca. 2019;20(2):117-122 DOI 10.4312/keria.20.2.117-122


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Journal Title: Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca

ISSN: 1580-0261 (Print); 2350-4234 (Online)

Publisher: Znanstvena založba FIlozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani (Ljubljana University Press, Faculy of Arts)

Society/Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculy of Arts

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature

Country of publisher: Slovenia

Language of fulltext: Latin, Slovenian, English, Greek, Modern (1453-)

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David Movrin (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The challenges of editing a translation, such as the one preserved in the manuscript with Ovid’s Metamorphoses by dr. Joža Lovrenčič, include deciding about the art that accompanies the text. One of the options are the copper engravings from the workshop of Johann Weichard Valvasor; however, they omit some of the central stories. A more complete series of 178 illustrations was created by Bernard Salomon. Among its many versions, the one published by the German woodcutter Virgil Solis stands out due to its quality. Lovrenčič himself came from the Slovenian Littoral and perhaps he would delight in the fact that the single copy in Slovenian libraries is preserved in Piran.