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S. J. Heyworth

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199218035

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.001.0001

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Ovid Among the Conspiracy Theorists

Ovid Among the Conspiracy Theorists

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(p.194) 9 Ovid Among the Conspiracy Theorists
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Classical Constructions
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Stephen Hinds

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0009

This chapter seeks to stir up some of the murkiness of the exile poetry again, to blur the boundary between respectable and nonrespectable interpretation, and even to give a little of Ovid back to the conspiracy theorists. The approach will be oblique rather than head on: the chapter is built around a reading of the only elegy in the Tristia which is not overtly concerned with the exiled poet’s own life.

Keywords:   Ovid, Tristia, exile poetry, elegy

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