Appendix B: Text and Translation
This appendix contains the text and literal translations of the twelve poems that are the subject of this monograph as well as Tristia 4.5, 5.10, and 5.11. For a literary translation of all the poems in the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, I recommend P. Green’s Ovid: The Poems of Exile. 1994. Reprint, with new forward. Ovid: The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005.←159 | 160→
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Dearest one, to be named first among my companions and to whom especially my misfortune seemed to be your own, who, I recall, first dared to sustain me with your consolation, when the thunderbolt struck, who gave me gentle counsel to live, since a desire to die occupied my wretched heart: you know well whom I mean, with clues substituted for your name, and you are not unaware of your service, friend. These things will always be fixed deep in my heart, and I will constantly be in your debt for my life: this spirit will disappear into the empty air and will desert my bones on the warm pyre before your kindnesses are forgotten and that loyalty of yours slips away from my mind because of the passage of time. May the gods be gracious to you and grant you good fortune, requiring the assistance of no one and dissimilar to my own. Yet if this ship were not borne by an unfavorable wind, that...
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