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- Author: Ovid
In the year 8 c.e.—at the same time that the Roman emperor Augustus ordered his granddaughter Julia to leave Rome—Augustus also sentenced the poet Ovid to relegation for life in Tomis, a remote frontier seaport on the Black Sea. The full reasons for Ovid’s banishment are obscure. Ovid himself wrote simply that his offenses included composing the Ars Amatoria and an unspecified “error”—which he insisted was not a crime. The apparent vindictiveness of his punishment suggests that Augustus regarded Ovid’s “error” as a deep personal affront....
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