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The Exile of Ovid
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  • Posted: Thu, Jun 14, 2012
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This is kind of a shot in the dark but I'm looking for someone willing to research Ovid's life to show me how he spent his exile. I have in front of me the Tristia, available online in the form of an English translation; which is free and pretty illuminating - however, it's not enough.

Finding sources about this period in Ovid's life won't be easy; there's a dearth of documentation since his exile was to the fringes of the Empire. I'm a writer myself, so I'm not looking for written perfection as much as dedication.

Anyway, I'm trying to fit Ovid's journey into my overall meditations on migratory patterns, journeys, and expats. It's for a memoir/travel piece; I hope to give context to my persona's trip by putting him in historical, social, political, and literary context.

Also, if you can make my work sound less narcissistic you get bonus points :) When you send your application put "Metamorphoses" in the post in order to be considered.

I'm flexible about how to go about this. I...

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