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Ovidís Epistulae Ex Ponto The poetry of Ovid spans several genres and varies in style and theme as it follows the tragic life of the exiled literary giant. With fame coming to Ovid early, it is a baffling mystery as to why Ovid was exiled to Tomis, a small colony on the Black Sea. Despite his pleas for exoneration and salvation to the emperor, his family, and friends, Ovid remained on Tomis until his …

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…peace with his fate of being exiled. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** Works Cited Gibbon, Edward. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire; ed. by J.B. Bury. London : Methuen & Co. ; New York : Macmillan, 1901- 07. Ovid. Sorrows of an Exile: Tristia. Translated by A.D. Melville; introduction by E.J. Kenney. Oxford; New York: Clarendon Press, 1992. Ovid with an English translation: Tristia. Ex Ponto, by Arthur Leslie Wheeler. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, l959.