Ovid, Ex Ponto

LCL 151: 490-491

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Ex Ponto, IV

Structure in Ex Ponto I–III

Cf. Froesch, diss. 1968, p. 137; André, ed. p. xxxv; Evans p. 111.

diagram: 1.1 BRUTUS (Prologue) 1.2 FABIUS MAXIMUS 1.3 Rufinus 1.4 Ovid's wife 1.5 COTTA MAXIMUS 1.6 Graecinus 1.7 Messallinus 1.8 Severus 1.9 COTTA MAXIMUS 1.10 Flaccus 2.1 Germanicus 2.2 Messallinus 2.3 COTTA MAXIMUS 2.4 ATTICUS 2.5 Salanus 2.6 Graecinus 2.7 ATTICUS 2.8 COTTA MAXIMUS 2.9 Cotys 2.10 Macer 2.11 Rufus 3.1 Ovid's wife 3.2 COTTA MAXIMUS 3.3 Fabius Maximus 3.4 Rufinus 3.5 COTTA MAXIMUS 3.6 unidentified friend 3.7 friends 3.8 FABIUS MAXIMUS 3.9 BRUTUS (Epilogue)

It will be noted that the balanced structure suggests that the addressee of 3.8 is Fabius Maximus (Luck, André) rather than Cotta Maximus (Syme); and that the transposition of 2.9 or 10 or 11 to a place between 3.2 and 3.5 would produce a perfect symmetry for the whole.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.ovid-ex_ponto.1924