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Title: A Commentary on Ovid, Tristia, Book 2
Author: Ingleheart, Jennifer
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2011
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199590421
Volumes: 1; Pages: 450
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A major work of Latin literature, Tristia 2 is a verse letter addressed by the exiled poet Ovid to the man who banished him from Rome, the emperor Augustus. Ovid apologizes to Augustus for the misdemeanours that led to his banishment, but, more importantly, defends both his life and his poetry in light of the accusation that his earlier Ars amatoria (The Art of Love) had promoted adultery. Jennifer Ingleheart's commentary, the most up-to-date and comprehensive one available, is an invaluable guide to all aspects of the poem - textual, literary, historical, and political - while her Introduction explores, among other topics, its ironical and subversive aspects.