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Comprehensive information about Ovid including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as Ovid 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. This educational Ovid resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent. Quote Right
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Quote Left Had I not sinned what would there be for you to pardon. My fate has given you the opportunity for mercy. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps; with it alone, she lives. Quote Right
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Quote Left Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place. Quote Right
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Quote Left Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. Quote Right
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