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Fasti Notes - Publius(Ovid)ius Naso o Born in 43 BC and...

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Publius (Ovid)ius Naso o Born in 43 BC and dies in 17 AD o Dies in exile. o Born in the year of the second triumverate and dies three years after the death of augustus. Augustus was emporer from 27 BC and dies in 14 AD. o One of the problems Augustus had difficulties with was insuring a successor. First heir was Marcellus. Augustus’s daughter, Julia, was the product of his first marriage to a woman named scribonia. His second marriage was to Livia. That produced 0. Previously been married to a man named Tiberious S. Nero and had two sons, Tiberius and Drusus. They were then step-sons to Augustus. Marcellus dies in 23 BC. So he then gets Julia to marry his admiral and engineer, Agrippa. Agrippa produces five children for Augustus. Three are male. Gaius Lucius Julia Agrippina Agrippa Postumus o Specifically introduces Gaius and Lucius as heirs. o Unfortunately Lucius dies mysteriously in 2 CE. o Gaius dies mysteriously in 4 CE. o Dynastic crisis
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Augustus summons Tiberius at 4 CE and adopts him (even though he can’t stand him) and Agrippa Postumus as sons. Made joint heirs to Augustus. To make sure that if Tiberious does succeed, it will revert to his own blood. He gets Tiberius to adopt Germanicus. o Reason: Tiberious, is forced to adopt germanicus, now son of tiberious. Germanicus is married to Aggrippina. Eventually will produce a male with Augustus’s bloodline. o Third emporer of Caliguca, reverts to Augustan Rome Favorite goddess is flora, the goddess of flowers. Scent is drawn attention to at the beginning of Fasti 5. Last ten years of Augustus reign are about heir feuds. Augustus’s daughter Julia was banished and Julia the next was banished too, Aggrippa postumus is in exile too. Important thing. Figure not even mentioned in the fasti. Paullus Fabius Maximus. o Close intimate of Augustus. o Major promoter of the Ovid. o What he did was 14 CE he persuaded augustus to reconcile with his exiled son Agrippa Postumus. o Augustus came back promising to restore Agrippa Postumus. Augustus dies soon after Paullus commits suicide And Agrippa postumus is killed. Ovid’s fasti is dedicated to Germanicus. Addressed in the opening lines of the poem. Ovid. o Born in 43 to a wealthy family outside of Rome. Wealthy equestrians. o Father wanted a public career for Ovid. Had various high administrative positions before throwing them all away to write poetry. o Became quintessential Roman Poet in Rome. o Ovid’s career meets neatly into three stages.
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20 BC to 1 AD he writes nothing but erotic poetry Amores Heroides Art of Love. Tells guys how to pick up girls and vice versa. Narrative Stage – 2 works
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