Who is Ovid

Pūblius Ovidius Nāsō (Latin: [ˈpuːbliʊs ɔˈwɪdiʊs ˈnaːsoː]; 20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known in English as Ovid ( OV-id), 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. Although Ovid enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime, the emperor Augustus banished him to a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained a decade until his death.

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A contemporary of the older poets Virgil and Horace, Ovid was the first major Roman poet to begin his career during Augustus's reign. Collectively, they are considered ...
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Ovid Poems

  • Love And War
    Lovers all are soldiers, and Cupid has his campaigns:
    I tell you, Atticus, lovers all are soldiers.
    Youth is fit for war, and also fit for Venus.
    Imagine an aged soldier, an elderly lover! ...
  • Metamorphoses: Book The Third
    WHEN now Agenor had his daughter lost,
    He sent his son to search on ev'ry coast;
    And sternly bid him to his arms restore
    The darling maid, or see his face no more, ...
  • Metamorphoses: Book The Twelfth
    PRIAM, to whom the story was unknown,
    As dead, deplor'd his metamorphos'd son:
    A cenotaph his name, and title kept,
    And Hector round the tomb, with all his brothers, ...
  • Metamorphoses: Book The Eighth
    NOW shone the morning star in bright array,
    To vanquish night, and usher in the day:
    The wind veers southward, and moist clouds arise,
    That blot with shades the blue meridian skies. ...
  • Metamorphoses: Book The Eighth
    NOW shone the morning star in bright array,
    To vanquish night, and usher in the day:
    The wind veers southward, and moist clouds arise,
    That blot with shades the blue meridian skies. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Ovid

I Love You 20 Love 20 Book 20 Long 18 Life 18 Face 18 Night 18 Fate 17 Fire 16 Shame 16


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Rfhirst: as told by ovid in his 'metamorphoses' a hero named cadmus slayed the serpent of mars. afterwards he sewed its teeth, as commanded, and therefrom sprang dozens of warriors who at once did battle with each other. the survivors, alongside cadmus, founded the city of thebes.
Prsjournal: april 2023 journal club: revision incidence comparison; outcomes of paravertebral blocks; immediate breast cancer reconstruction;
Ovidhealth: here at ovid health, we are always learning. yesterday, the team came together for a deep dive into market access with our brilliant ovid associate, victoria last, digging into nhs specialised commissioning and the nice hta process.
Antigonejournal: john evelyn, who attended the service, confided to his diary that the latin tag "was but dull, seeing they might have had out of the poet [ovid] something as apposite. the sculpture [by jan roettiers] was very mean." for more on phaethon's reception, try
Defenceu: "happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love." ovid total combat losses of the enemy from february 24, 2022 to march 29, 2023:
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