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GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE: CICERO AND OVID IN EXILE, a talk by Gabriele Rota

This talk will be hosted on Zoom. Tickets 拢 8.

Almost contemporaries, Cicero and Ovid鈥攐rator and poet by trade鈥攈ave nothing in common except that they were the greatest of their time, and that they were exiled from Rome at some point in their lives. They both talk at length about the circumstances that led to their banishment and about being in exile (about not being in Rome), Cicero in several speeches and in a book of 鈥減rivate鈥 letters, Ovid in two collections of poems amounting to nine books. How deeply intertwined are Cicero鈥檚 and Ovid鈥檚 writings? And what does this odd connection tell us about the hardships of exile, both as a literary theme and as a real-life experience?

Gabriele Rota is Junior Research Fellow in Classics at The Queen鈥檚 College, Oxford, and outreach officer of the Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures. He works on classical Latin literature, and on its reception and transmission from antiquity to the Enlightenment.

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Monday 24 January 2022