Note 058
From Chapter 3 of the Decline & Fall

Seriphus was a small rocky island in the Aegean Sea, the inhabitants of which were despised for their ignorance and obscurity. The place of Ovid's exile is well known, by his just, but unmanly lamentations. It should seem, that he only received an order to leave Rome in so many days and to transport himself to Tomi. Guards and gaolers were unnecessary.

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