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Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, forty three BCE–17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and legislation at Rome. Later he did substantial public provider there, and in a different way committed himself to poetry and to society. recognized before everything, he indignant the emperor Augustus through 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 lifestyles. He died in exile.

Ovid's major surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a resource of suggestion to artists and poets together with Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetic therapy of the Roman 12 months of which Ovid comprehensive basically part; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, now not ethical yet shrewdpermanent and in elements attractive; 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 in addition the emperor; and related Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry got here obviously to Ovid, who at his top is full of life, picture and lucid.

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