Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

The role of 'forgetting' in Ovid

18Oct2018 16:00


Lecture by dr. Verena Schulz (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München).

This paper argues that processes of forgetting play an important role in Ovid's works. I will analyse several strategies of forgetting (removing, focusing, replacing, interfering), which are inspired by modern psychological and sociological approaches. All these strategies can be detected in Ovid's works. On the one hand, we will study Ovid's descriptions of strategies of forgetting. On the other hand, we will examine the historical and literary processes of forgetting in which Ovid's texts participate. The focus will be on his love poetry and on his works written in exile. 


Dr. Verena Schulz is Privatdozentin of Latin Philology and Academic Coordinator of the Graduate School Distant Worlds at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Fellow of the NIAS for 2018-19.

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