Fake Farewells: The Elegiac Cast of Ov. Trist. 1.3

Ohrman, Magdalena (2014) Fake Farewells: The Elegiac Cast of Ov. Trist. 1.3. In: Latinet i tiden. En festskrift till Hans Aili. Acta universitatis stockholmiensis. Studia Latina Stockholmiensia (60). Stockholm University, Stockholm, pp. 427-437. ISBN 978-91-87235-90-0

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Abstract

Reading Ovid’s exile poetry is like viewing a double-exposed photograph. In the case of Ovid’s exile poetry, the first exposure might be said to show the poet acting contrite over carmen et error, insistent that his exilic poetry introduces the audience to his true character instead of showing (as his earlier poetry allegedly did) a poetic persona a little too carried away by youthful antics. Yet at the same time – in the second exposure, to continue the photographic analogy – Ovid subtly inscribes into his exilic poems the success of his earlier works and demands for himself a continued readership as a writer of erotic poetry. This paper will discuss the tensions between such exposures in Ov. Trist. 1.3, the poem describing Ovid’s last night in Rome.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ovid Erotic poetry
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities
Depositing User: Magdalena Ohrman
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 08:04
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 11:54
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/626

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