Table of Contents

Cover.
Contents.
Preface13;.
Abbreviations13;.
Notes on the Contributors13;.
Chapter 1. The Discourse of Displacement in Greco-Roman Antiquity.
Jan Felix Gaertner.
Chapter 2. Early Expatriates: Displacement and Exile in Archaic Poetry.
Ewen L. Bowie.
Chapter 3. Exile: the Making of the Greek Historian.
John Dillery.
Chapter 4. Exile on Main Street: Citizen Diogenes.
Robert Bracht Branham.
Chapter 5. Later Greek Voices on the Predicament of Exile: from Teles to Plutarch and Favorinus.
Heinz-G252;nther Nesselrath.
Chapter 6. Cicero's Roman Exile.
Sarah T. Cohen.
Chapter 7. Exile in Latin Epic.
Stephen J. Harrison.
Chapter 8. Ovid and the 'Poetics of Exile': How Exilic is Ovid's Exile Poetry.
Jan Felix Gaertner.
Chapter 9. Dialogues of Displacement: Seneca's Consolations to Helvia and Polybius.
Elaine Fantham.
Chapter 10. Dio's Exile: Politics, Philosophy, Literature.
Paolo Desideri.
Chapter 11. Ovid and the Medieval Exilic Imaginary.
Ralph J. Hexter.
Bibliography.
General Index.
Index of Greek.
Index of Latin.
Index Locorum. Exile and displacement are central topics in classical literature. Previous research has been mostly biographical and has focused on the three most prominent exiles: Cicero, Ovid, and Seneca. By shifting focus to a discourse of exile and displacement in early Greek poetry, Greek historiography, Cynicism, consolatory literature, Latin epic, Greek literature of the empire, and Medieval Latin literature, the present volume questions the notion of a distinct, psychologically conditioned 'genre' or 'mode' of exile literature. It shows how ancient and medieval authors perceive and present their exile according to pre-existent literary paradigms, style themselves or others as 'typical' exiles, and employ 'exile' as a powerful trope to express estrangement, elicit readerly sympathy, and question political power structures.