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Title: The Family Relationships of Ovid's Third Wife
Subtitle: A Reconsideration
Author(s): LEWIS, Anne-Marie
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 43    Date: 2013   
Pages: 151-189
DOI: 10.2143/AS.43.0.2992608

Abstract :
An analysis of the paternal, maternal, and prior marital relationships of Ovid’s third wife, which are mentioned in Ovid’s exilic poems, supports the hypothesis that Ovid’s third wife was the daughter of Paullus Fabius Maximus, the niece of Ser. Sulpicius Rufus the poet, and the former wife of Pompeius Macer. Through marriage to his third wife, Ovid reinforced his connections to important literary, social, and political figures in Rome. These connections ultimately failed him when he tried to employ them in his efforts to ameliorate the conditions of his relegatio.

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