Saturday, July 03, 2004



In The Four Loves C.S. Lewis called Ovid "that cheery old reprobate." He was cheery enough in his younger days when he wrote Amores, Ars amatoria, Remedia amoris, etc. But his tone changed when he was exiled. Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto show us the opposite of a cheery man.

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