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October 4

John Dryden's "Mac Flecknoe" is published in 1683.

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Poetry Trivia

Question:

Why was Ovid banished from Rome in 8 c.e.?

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Ovid wrote that it was because of "carmen et error" (a poem and a mistake). What mistake and which poem are not known, but the Ars Amatoria and a love affair with one of Augustus's female relatives are suspected.

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