Ovid was one of the greatest poets of antiquity and the author of Metamorphoses, a masterpiece on Greek and Roman myths. What Virgil was to epic poetry, Ovid was to elegiac poetry, and his love poems and instructional works have firmly established him as...
Name at Birth:
Publius Ovidius Naso
March 20, 43 B.C.,
Sulmo (now Sulmona), Italy
Ovid talks more about his own life than most other Roman poets. Information
about his biography is drawn primarily from his poetry, especially Tristia 4.10,
Aug 27, 2015 ... Ovid, Latin in full Publius Ovidius Naso (born March 20, 43 bce, Sulmo, Roman
Empire [now Sulmona, Italy]—died 17 ce, Tomis, Moesia [now ...
plaintive appeals in his writing from exile at Tomi [see § He on the map], on the Black Sea, are less entertaining than his mythological and amatory writing and are also frustrating because, while we know Augustus exiled a fifty-year-old Ovid
for carmen et error,... More »
Find out about the erotic writings of Roman poet Ovid, including Ars amatoria and
Metamorphoses, and learn more of his banishment, at Biography.com.
On March 20, 43 BC, Publius Ovidius Naso, better known to modern readers as
Ovid, was born at Sulmo, 90 miles from Rome. Ovid's father, who was a ...
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A basic level guide to some of the best known and loved works of prose, poetry
and drama from ancient Rome - Ovid.
Like many Roman writers, Ovid was born outside Rome, to a respectable
equestrian family who were wealthy enough to send him and his brother to
school in ...