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Marko Marinčič: Ovid's Wife and the Limits of Fiction
WhenFriday, Oct. 5, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus room259 Denny Hall
Event typesLectures/Seminars

The puzzling appearance in Ovid's Amores 3.13 of his wife accompanying the poet to a festival of Juno has been explained either as a playful intrusion of reality into the world of “free love” or, more adventurously, by identifying Ovid's (first?) wife with Corinna. In his lecture Prof. Marinčič explores the role played by Ovid's third wife in his exile poetry, provocatively asking whether this work can be read as an inverted palinode of the characteristic relationship between (erotic) fiction and (conjugal) reality in the poet’s pre-exile works.

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