An Ovidian Poetics of Exile: Renaissance Crossovers with the Tristia

Sophie Jane Buckingham


This article foregrounds some of the basic principles contained within Ovid’s Tristia, a series of epistles written whilst he was exiled from Augustan Rome in A.D. 8. It seeks to find nuances and reapplications of this long-overlooked work in Renaissance England, and looks at translation practice and poets of the sixteenth century who were indebted to Ovid’s ‘exile poetics’ in their own compositions.


Renaissance Literature; Translation; Classical Studies; Poetry; Ancient Rome

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