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Banished Voices : Readings in Ovid's Exile Poetry - Gareth D. Williams

Banished Voices

Readings in Ovid's Exile Poetry

By: Gareth D. Williams, R. L. Hunter (Editor), R. G. Osborne (Editor), M. D. Reeve (Editor), Peter Garnsey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521451369
Number Of Pages: 248

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This study examines the literary complexities of the poetry Ovid wrote in Tomis, the poet's place of exile on the Black Sea after he was banished from Rome by the emperor Augustus in A.D. 8. Exile transforms Ovid into a melancholic poet of despair who claims that his creative faculties are in terminal decline. These claims are contested in this study through close and original analysis of the literary maneuvers that contradict Ovid's pose. The evidence thus revealed counteracts traditional scholarly antipathy to these poems.

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'Well-written, lucidly argued and scholarly book.' Scholia

The -unreality- of Ovid-s exile poetry
Ovid-s pose of poetic decline
Friendship and the theme of artistic motivation
Ovid-s treatment of Augustus in Tristia 2
Index of modern authors
Index of passages cited
Index of words and themes
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ISBN: 9780521451369
ISBN-10: 0521451361
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.46