n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Two textual problems in Ovid, Ex Ponto 3.3 : notes
|Article Title||Two textual problems in Ovid, Ex Ponto 3.3 : notes|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Oxford, UK|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||173 - 175|
Here Cupid, appearing in a famous vision to the poet, has just stated that he can justify and defend the poet's carmen (the Ars); he then goes on to say that he cannot do the same for his (famously mysterious) error. The problem here is line 74: the combination of needing to understand te ipsum as the object of dicere and the oddness of the phrase a culpa ..
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