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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.


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Quote Left Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery. Quote Right
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Quote Left What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please. Quote Right
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Quote Left If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love. Quote Right
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Quote Left Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish. 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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