Denis Feeney: Ovid’s Revenge
17 August 2006
Show More Ovid: The Poems of Exile: ‘Tristia’ and the ‘Black Sea Letters’ translated by Peter Green.
California, 451 pp., £12.95, March 2005, 0 520 24260 2Show More
Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto, Book I translated and edited by Jan Felix Gaertner.
Oxford, 606 pp., £90, October 2005, 0 19 927721 4Show More
“... Latinists, although the figure of the cosmopolitan poet in exile had attracted the attention of many non-professionals, most strikingly in the novels of David Malouf (An Imaginary Life, 1978) and ChristophRansmayr (The Last World, 1988). Interest in exile as a subject has reinforced the relentless expansion of modern scholarship into former niche areas, and Ovid’s exile poetry has now become one of ...”