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Banished Voices
Readings in Ovid's Exile Poetry

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Part of Cambridge Classical Studies

  • Date Published: June 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521036818

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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.

    • Detailed readings of controversial texts are offered
    • An appraisal is given to the long-standing controversy of whether Ovid was pro- or anti-Augustan
    • The exile poetry represents the last frontier in modern Ovidian studies
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    "Williams has made a good start." R. Alden Smith, Religious Studies Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521036818
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 141 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.338kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The 'unreality' of Ovid's exile poetry
    2. Ovid's pose of poetic decline
    3. Friendship and the theme of artistic motivation
    4. Ovid's treatment of Augustus in Tristia 2
    Index of modern authors
    Index of passages cited
    Index of words and themes.

  • Author

    Gareth D. Williams, Columbia University, New York

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