Between the word and the object: Personification in Ovid’s Tristia and the construction of a material memory

The research is a study of personified objects and landscapes in Ovid’s exile poetry: Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto. More specifically, the research deals with the way the personified descriptions of objects and landscapes create a ‘sensory’ type of poetry, which helps connect the experience of reading with the material cultural experiences in which these objects were handled and these places inhabited. This articulation of language with extralinguistic material realities helps create a shared space of memory and resistance between the Roman reader and the exiled poet.

Eintrag bearbeitet: 01-12-2021