It’s not in the work of Ovid that one can see the first manifestations of the so called
Literature of Exile, because the Odyssey, for instance, shows us some evidences, but it is surely
this author who finally establishes it as literary code; and, in order to achieve that status, the
spatial component assumes an extremely important role. This idea is very clear in Ovid’s work,
but it can also be found in several other authors, since ancient to modern times, that somehow
wrote about exile, as for instance in Bernardo Soares’ Book of Disquietment. Although situated
in another kind of exile, Soares shares many topoi with Ovid, particularly in what concerns the
space, with all the semantic implications that this word has.