Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, forty three BCE–17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and legislations at Rome. Later he did huge public carrier there, and differently committed himself to poetry and to society. well-known initially, he indignant the emperor Augustus via his Ars Amatoria, and was once banished due to this paintings and a few different cause unknown to us, and dwelt within the chilly and primitive city of Tomis at the Black Sea. He endured writing poetry, a kindly guy, major a temperate existence. He died in exile.
Ovid's major surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a resource of notion to artists and poets together with Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetic therapy of the Roman 12 months of which Ovid complete purely part; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, no longer ethical yet smart and in elements appealing; Heroides, fictitious love letters by means of mythical girls to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to individuals together with his spouse and in addition the emperor; and comparable Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry got here certainly to Ovid, who at his top is energetic, photograph and lucid.
The Loeb Classical Library version of Ovid is in six volumes.
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