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Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

ISBN : 9780199603848

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Author: 
Jennifer Ingleheart
Pages
384 Pages
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Hardcover
Size
145 x 224 mm
Pub date
Oct 2011
Series
Classical Presences
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Banished by the emperor Augustus in AD 8 from Rome to the far-off shores of Romania, the poet Ovid stands at the head of the Western tradition of exiled authors. 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. Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid is an interdisciplinary study of the impact of Ovid's banishment upon later Western literature, exploring responses to Ovid's portrait of his life in exile. 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 exile from a number of perspectives, including both the personal and the fictional.

Index: 

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF RESPONSES TO OVID'S EXILE
I. OVIDIAN EXILE AND THE POETS
Life and Poetry: Differences and Resemblances between Ovid and Dante
Exiled Rome and august Pope: Petrarch s Letters to Benedict XII
Black-Sea Latin, Du Bellay, and the barbarian turn: Tristia, Regrets, Translations
Laetus & exilii conditione fruor: Milton s Ovidian Exile
Elizabethan Exile After Ovid: Thomas Churchyard s Tristia (1572)
'I shall be thy devoted foe': the exile of the Ovid of the Ibis in English reception
Ovid and Virgil at the North Pole: Marvell s A Letter to Dr Ingelo
The Chevalier de Boufflers in Senegal: An Eighteenth Century Ovida
Ovid on the Channel Islands: The Exile of Victor Hugo
In the Step(pe)s of Genius: Pushkin s Ovidian Exile
Ovid and The Modern Poetics of Exile
Children of the Island: Ovid, Poesis, and Loss in the Poetry of Eavan Boland and Derek Mahon
II. OVIDIAN EXILE IN MODERN PROSE
The mystery of Ovid s exile: Ovid and the Roman detectives
Jane Alison, The Love-Artist: Love in Exile or Exile in Lovea
Ovid s Last Wor(l)d
The Myth is Out There: Reality and Fiction at Tomis (David Malouf s An Imaginary Life)
Tomis Writes Back: Politics of Peripheral Identity in David Malouf s and Vintila Horia s Re-Narrations of Ovidian Exile
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GENERAL INDEX
INDEX LOCORUM

About the author: 

Jennifer Ingleheart was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where she gained her BA, MSt., and DPhil. in Classics. After temporary teaching positions at Marlboro College, Vermont, The University of Wales, Swansea, and Keble and Wadham Colleges in Oxford, she took up a lectureship in Durham in 2004. She is the author of numerous articles on Latin poetry and its reception, and A Commentary on Ovid, Tristia, Book 2 (OUP, 2010).

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