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Ovid


Born
in Sulmo, Italia, Roman Republic, Italy
April 03, 0043

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Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BCE – CE 17/18), known as Ovid (/ˈɒvɪd/) in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet 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 ("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.

Ovid is traditionally ranked alongside Virgil and Horace, his older contemporaries, as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature. He was the first major Roman poet to begin hi
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“Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.”
Ovid

“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
Ovid, Heroides

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”
Ovid

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August 2019 Old School Poll

 
  75 votes, 28.1%

Metamorphoses by Ovid 8, 723 pages
 
  52 votes, 19.5%

The Eclogues by Virgil -38, 144 pages
 
  38 votes, 14.2%

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
 
  37 votes, 13.9%

East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood 1861, 694 pages
 
  34 votes, 12.7%

 
  31 votes, 11.6%

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