CBC radio on Ovid
- Salve Irene!
I managed to catch the second half of a repeat CBC (Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation) documentary on Ovid, aired in two parts on Jan 19 and 20.
Originally broadcast in March, 2009, it is not available as a podcast, but
can be purchased as a 2-CD set.
The host, Damiano Pietropaulo, has for some years now been producing
excellent, in-depth documentaries on heritage literature (Dante was another
*THE LOVE SONG OF OVID*
In December of the year 8 C.E., the great Roman poet Ovid was sent into
exile, to the far reaches of the Roman Empire. In tearful farewell to his
beloved city, he saw his life�s work, the 15-book epic poem, *The
Metamorphoses*, consigned to flames. Ovid died in exile, but copies of his
poem survived. It became one of the most influential artistic works in
history, illuminating a clear path for Western culture. Two thousand years
later, Ovid�s work is still lighting our way out of the dark. *Damiano
Pietropaolo *traces its cultural journey.
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