Ovidio su sé stesso: autobiografia e carriera poetica in Tristia IV 10 e altrove
| AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2016 - 16
In his autobiographical poem, Tristia IV 10, Ovid reviews his poetic career from the perspective of his exile. Quite strangely, however, he makes no reference at all to his major works, the Medea, the Fasti, and the Metamorphoses (only recalled through allusion at line 129). He presents himself as tenerorum lusor Amorum (echoing both his ‘epitaph’, trist. III 3, 73, and am. III 15, 1), and keeps making reference both explicitly and through allusions only to his amatory works...