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Two Thousand Years of Solitude
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Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Jennifer Ingleheart

Abstract

The poet Ovid stands at the head of the Western tradition of exiled authors; banished by the emperor Augustus in AD 8 from Rome to the far-off shores of Romania, in his Tristia (‘Sad Things’) and Epistulae ex Ponto (‘Letters from the Black Sea’), Ovid records his unhappy experience of political, cultural, and linguistic displacement from his homeland. For a huge variety of writers throughout the world in the two millennia after his exile, Ovid has performed the role of archetypal exile, allowing them to articulate a range of experiences of disgrace, dislocation, and alienation, and to explore ... More

Keywords: Ovid, exile, reception, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural influence, translation studies, archetypal exile

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199603848
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Ingleheart, editor
Lecturer in Classics, Durham University

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