[Autom. eng. transl.] In the poetry of exile Ovid develops a line of defense proposing and imposing to Augustus what is proclaimed by the same imperial ideology, whose elements are broken down and assembled according to the needs of the apologetic argument. The lack of knowledge of the Ars amatoria by those who condemned him is justified by the comparison with Jupiter, according to an already Ciceronian development; elsewhere, the justice of the princeps is celebrated as superior to the divine. The models of behavior proposed are those of the highest possibility of celebration for the emperor and are carriers of a persuasive instance (in this sense they have a 'rhetorical' value): they show the power how it should be configured to be really considered legitimate.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Equal and superior to the gods: two examples of rhetoric of power in the work of Ovid's exile.|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Epistulae ex Ponto