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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 dedicated himself to poetry and to society. well-known firstly, he indignant the emperor Augustus by means of his Ars Amatoria, and used to be 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 persevered writing poetry, a kindly guy, best a temperate existence. He died in exile.

Ovid's major surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a resource of proposal to artists and poets together with Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetic remedy of the Roman 12 months of which Ovid comprehensive in simple terms part; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, now not ethical yet shrewdpermanent and in components appealing; Heroides, fictitious love letters by way of mythical girls to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to individuals together with his spouse and in addition the emperor; and related Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry got here evidently to Ovid, who at his top is energetic, photo and lucid.

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