Banished Voices: Readings in Ovids Exile Poetry by Gareth D. WilliamsBanished Voices: Readings in Ovids Exile Poetry by Gareth D. Williams

Banished Voices: Readings in Ovids Exile Poetry

byGareth D. Williams

Paperback | June 21, 2007

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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.
Title:Banished Voices: Readings in Ovids Exile PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:June 21, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052103681X

ISBN - 13:9780521036818


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 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; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of modern authors; Index of passages cited; Index of words and themes.

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"Williams has made a good start." R. Alden Smith, Religious Studies Review