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Denis Feeney: Ovid’s Revenge, 17 August 2006

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 2
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Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto, Book I 
translated and edited by Jan FelixGaertner.
Oxford, 606 pp., £90, October 2005, 0 19 927721 4
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... grotesque language with which Ovid evokes a desolate landscape of unrelieved winter. Jan FelixGaertner, in the introduction to his commentary on the first book of the second collection from exile, provides a full battery of sobering information to show that Ovid knew what he was talking about: the average ...

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