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Banished Voices: Readings in Ovid's Exile Poetry (Gareth D Williams) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1995) 9780521451369
Banished Voices: Readings in Ovid's Exile Poetry (Gareth D Williams) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1995) 9780521451369
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Title: Banished Voices: Readings in Ovid's Exile Poetry

Author: Williams, Gareth D

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1995

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521451369

Volumes: 1; Pages: 244

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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. New and detailed readings of controversial texts are offered New appraisal is given to the longstanding controversy of whether Ovid was pro- or anti-Augustan The exile poetry represents the last frontier in modern Ovidian studies
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