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The Chevalier de Boufflers in Senegal: An Eighteenth‐Century Ovid?

Barbara Witucki

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The classically educated poet and soldier Chevalier de Boufflers spent 1785–7 as the French governor of Senegal—a sojourn he called ‘exile’—possibly as punishment for verses affronting the French ... More


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