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The Consolatio ad Liuiam and literary history

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The Consolatio ad Liuiam appears in the 1460s and is attributed to Ovid. It describes the circumstances surrounding Drusus’ death in 9 BC, addressing his family before turning to consolation, particularly of Livia. The versification indicates that it is not by Ovid, but it may still be contemporary. The poem sets itself soon after the funeral, but is it conceived as genuine consolation, a rhetorical exercise, or a commentary on the Julio-Claudian era? The historical information in the poem is...

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10.1093/oso/9780198864417.003.0015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Author
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0000-0001-8959-9205

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
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Editor
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Editor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Host title:
Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ouidiana
Chapter number:
14
Pages:
223-241
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2020-09-01
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EISBN:
9780191896569
ISBN-10:
0198864418
ISBN-13:
9780198864417
Language:
English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
1131585
Local pid:
pubs:1131585
Deposit date:
2023-01-20

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