Readings in Ovid's Exile Poetry
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Banished Voices by Gareth D. Williams
Book DescriptionThis study examines the literary complexities of the poetry which Ovid wrote in Tomis, his place of exile on the coast of the Black Sea after he was banished from Rome by the emperor Augustus in AD 8 because of the alleged salaciousness of the Ars Amatoria and a mysterious misdemeanour which is nowhere explained. Exile transforms Ovid into a melancholic poet of despair who claims that his creative faculties are in terminal decline. But research has exposed the ironic disjunction between many of the poet's claims and the latent artistry which belies them. Through a series of close readings which offer an analytical contribution to the scholarly evaluation of the exile poetry, Dr Williams examines the nature and the extent of Ovidian irony in Tomis and demonstrates the complex literary designs which are consistently disguised under a veil of dissimulation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521451369
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Examines the literary complexities of the melancholic poetry which Ovid wrote while in exile in Tomis.
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