Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, forty three BCE–17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and legislations at Rome. Later he did enormous public carrier there, and differently dedicated himself to poetry and to society. well-known in the beginning, he angry the emperor Augustus by way of his Ars Amatoria, and used to be 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 persisted writing poetry, a kindly guy, major a temperate lifestyles. 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 yr of which Ovid complete purely part; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, now not ethical yet smart and in elements appealing; Heroides, fictitious love letters through mythical ladies to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to folks together with his spouse and likewise the emperor; and related Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry got here clearly to Ovid, who at his most sensible is full of life, image and lucid.
The Loeb Classical Library version of Ovid is in six volumes.
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