Friday, August 14, 2009

Dylan and Ovid

Thanks to Anne Ritchie:

“Forgive me if this is common knowledge among Dylan Daily readers, but in delving into Zim’s debt to Classical culture, I’ve just come across another striking example which I haven’t seen noted anywhere else.

“In Erotic Poems, The Art Of Love Book 1, line 346, Ovid uses the phrase ”Draw a blank…”.

“Dylan’s exhibition of paintings, developed from his 1990s book of drawings, was, of course, entitled Drawn Blank.

“Seems to me Bobby has been a closet Latin scholar for some years.”