Exile from Rome

Gaius Marius in exile, Paul Woodroffe Exile A-Z
Ovid’s fame stems, in part, from the work he completed while exiled from Rome. But how did the Roman system of exile work? Who exiled whom, and to where? What’s the difference between exilium and relegatio, and what charges led to each punishment? Read more >>
001_Ovid_among_the_Scythians_(oil_on_paper_laid_down_on_wood) Rome Sick!
Convention holds that Ovid was banished for the Ars Amatoria, but there was likely also a political reason for his exile. Evidence in his post-exilic works suggests that the cause of his downfall, his carmen et error, sprang from involvement in a power struggle within the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Read more >>