Epistulae ex Ponto, Book 1

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Oxford University Press, Dec 8, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 606 pages
The present edition of the first book of the Epistulae ex Ponto gives a revised text with a new translation, an extended introduction, and the first full-scale commentary of this work in English. The commentary pays particular attention to stylistic questions and examines how the Epistulae ex Ponto differs from the poet's remaining oeuvre. It demonstrates that Ovid generally adopts a more colloquial and prosaic style (as suits the epistolary form) and that he carefully adjusts the stylistic register to the respective addressees of the letters.

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About the author (2005)

Jan Felix Gaertner is Post-Doctoral Assistant, Institut fur Klassische Philologie und Komparatistik, University of Leipzig.