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Introduction

Jennifer Ingleheart

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199603848
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731587 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0001

Series: Classical Presences

Introduction

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The editor’s Introduction provides the background for the volume’s study of Ovid’s role as iconic writer-as-exile, probing Ovid’s status as the exile par excellence and suggesting that the study of Ovidian exile constitutes a broader study of Ovidian authorship. It begins by discussing the essential background topics of the circumstances of Ovid’s banishment and definitions of Ovid’s ‘exile poetry’. After outlining the aims, approaches, and structure of the volume, the Introduction moves to explore the influence of some recurrent Ovidian exilic motifs upon the work of his successors, drawing out the wider implications of the individual receptions traced within this volume.

Keywords: iconic; exile poetry; authorship; Ovid; recurrent Ovidian exilic motifs; reception; exile

Chapter.  8921 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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