Ovid was banished by the Emperor Augustus and died in exile ten years late.
No one known why he was banished. Years after Ovid's death Marcus Corvinus, grandson of the poet's patron, tries to arrange the return of his ashes to Rome for burial.
But official permission is refused; and Corvinus makes the dangerous mistake of asking why the Emperor will not make space in Italy for Ovid's bones.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, geneal. table, map
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 18/01/1996
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780340646830