Ovid in Exile Adrian Radulescu

ISBN: 9789739432283

Published: January 1st 2002

Hardcover

160 pages


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Ovid in Exile  by  Adrian Radulescu

Ovid in Exile by Adrian Radulescu
January 1st 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: 9789739432283 | 3.67 Mb

This book discusses the life and works of the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso. It focuses on the motives behind the exile of the great writer by Emperor Augustus to the port city of Tomis on the Black Sea and the impact of his exile on OvidsMoreThis book discusses the life and works of the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso. It focuses on the motives behind the exile of the great writer by Emperor Augustus to the port city of Tomis on the Black Sea and the impact of his exile on Ovids literary work.

Born in Sulmo in central Italy in 43 B.C., Ovid was a prominent Roman aristocrat who practiced law and became known for his verse, especially his erotic poetry. The motives behind his exile have long been a controversial aspect of his biography.

Adrian Radulescu analyzes the available evidence, concluding that the reasons for Ovids exile were much more complicated than the charges of corrupting the youth of Rome for writing his famous book of poems Ars Amandi, reaching into the imperial household itself.

The author studies the historical environment in Tomis and the surrounding area into which the Roman poet was exiled, giving the reader an insight into the land and people living in the area where the great Roman bard lived his f



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