Abstract

This article looks into the fate of Ovid's works in the wake of his relegation. Were they expelled from the public libraries of Rome as is commonly thought? A re-examination of pertinent passages in the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, as well as of what is known of the workings of ancient libraries and the history of Roman book censorship, presents an alternative. The investigation concludes with an account of the factors which may have given rise to the communis opinio.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3168
Print ISSN
0002-9475
Pages
pp. 489-526
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-26
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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