Publius Ovidius Naso the Tomis. The lesson of self-transcendence
Publius Ovidius Naso, the Roman poet who arrived at the Getaeʼs realm, offers us a perennial existential model through a transfiguration that is, to a greater extent, intuited and not confirmed by the literary work. Elegiacally structured, the expansion of self acquires obsessive valences and often ostentatious ones. Fully confident in his path, Ovid is caught off guard when his destiny changes. My paper outlines the poetʼs transformation course between these major coordinates, existential and artistic, following the way in which the unstructured, unarticulated being rebuilds itself, gaining in the tumult of this struggle an unintuitive force.