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Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic$
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Joseph Farrell and Damien P. Nelis

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587223

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587223.001.0001

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Roman Gentes in Ovid’s Fasti

Roman Gentes in Ovid’s Fasti

The Fabii and the Claudii

(p.89) 4 Roman Gentes in Ovid’s Fasti
Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic

Jacqueline Fabre-Serris

Oxford University Press

Ovid, in his Fasti provides important treatments of two Roman clans, the Fabii and the Claudii. Ovid records memorable events associated with both, in periods that were vital to the history of the Republic: the struggle against the Etruscans, the Gallic sack of Rome, the conflict between the plebs and the Senate during the time of Appius Claudius Caecus and the First Punic War. However, Ovid’s handling of these themes must be interpreted from a strongly Augustan perspective, as he takes for granted his audience’s knowledge of the contemporary situation of members of these families.

Keywords:   ovid, fasti, roman clans

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