The Last Poems of Ovid

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Author: Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Co-author: Mark Bear Akrigg
Published: 2006
Language: English
Wordcount: 104,404 / 345 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,622
Added to site: 2007.06.25
mnybks.net#: 17436
Genre: Poetry

A New Edition, with Commentary, of the Fourth Book of the Epistulae ex Ponto by Mark Bear Akrigg, Ph.D.

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oem that comprises the second book of the _Tristia_. The poem is written with Ovid's usual clarity and elegance, but its failure to secure his recall is not surprising. The poem deals only with the publication of the _Ars Amatoria_, which was not the true cause of the exile; and rather than admitting his guilt and appealing to Augustus' clemency, Ovid tactlessly argues that Augustus had been wrong to exile him.

The years 10, 11, and 12 saw the publication of the final three books of the _Tristia_. The charge of monotony that is generally brought against Ovid's poetry from exile (and was brought by his friends at the time; Ovid makes his defence in _EP_ III ix) is most nearly true of these three books of verse. He was unable to name his correspondents and vary his poetry with personal references as he was to do in the _Ex Ponto_; and the pain of exile was so fresh as to exclude other topics.

Not all of Ovid's literary efforts in exile were devoted to his letters. It appears from _Fast_ IV 81-82 a

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