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Ovid
Publius Ovidius Naso (Classical Latin: [ˈpʊb.li.ʊs ɔˈwɪ.di.ʊs ˈnaː.soː]; 20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as Ovid (/ˈɒvɪd/) in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace with whom he is often ranked as... show more



Publius Ovidius Naso (Classical Latin: [ˈpʊb.li.ʊs ɔˈwɪ.di.ʊs ˈnaː.soː]; 20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as Ovid (/ˈɒvɪd/) in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists. He enjoyed enormous popularity, but, in one of the mysteries of literary history, he was sent by Augustus into exile in a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death. Ovid himself attributes his exile to carmen et error, "a poem and a mistake", but his discretion in discussing the causes has resulted in much speculation among scholars.The first major Roman poet to begin his career during the reign of Augustus, Ovid is today best known for the Metamorphoses, a 15-book continuous mythological narrative written in the meter of epic, and for collections of love poetry in elegiac couplets, especially the Amores ("Love Affairs") and Ars Amatoria ("The Art of Love"). His poetry was much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and greatly influenced Western art and literature. The Metamorphoses remains one of the most important sources of classical mythology. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Ettore Ferrari [CC BY-SA 3.0 ro (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ro/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: March 22, 0043
Died: January 17, 0017
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 weeks ago
“God himself helps those who dare.” in "Metamorphoses (Norton Critical Edition)" by Ovid (Author), Charles Martin (Translator)When I think on Ovid and Shakespeare, my own poetic streak resurfaces. Read at your own peril (word of warning: If you don't know either your Shakespeare or your Ovid, what f...
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 1 year ago
This book is phenomenal. I had read parts of the Metamorphoses in high school, and my focus then was on the language and structure of the text, not so much on the stories. That's just what happens when you're trying to learn how to translate texts from Latin. When I picked up the book again ear...
Edward
Edward rated it 3 years ago
PrefaceMapsIntroductionFurther ReadingTranslation and Latin TextSummary of 'Fasti'Omissions from 'Fasti'Ovid's Fasti--Book 1--Book 2--Book 3--Book 4--Book 5--Book 6NotesList of AbbreviationsGlossary
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it 4 years ago
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