Ovid Quotes (421 quotes)
Epistulae ex Ponto ("Letters from the Black Sea"), Book I
The Heroïdes: Or, Epistles of the Heroines. The Amours, Art of Love, Remedy of Love, and Minor Works of Ovid (1864 edition)
“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.”
Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love), bk. III
In Latin: Hei mihi! quod nullis amor est medicabilis herbis. From: Metamorphoses ("Transformations"), I, 523.
In Latin: "Prisca iuvent alios: ego me nunc denique natum gratulor" - Variant translation: The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. - Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love)
Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love), Book III, line 365. Quoted in "The Loves: The Art of Beauty, The Remedies for Love, and The Art of Love" by Ovid, translated by Rolfe Humphries, Indiana University Press, 1957 - ISBN: 9780253200020
As quoted in: Latin Proverbs and Quotations. With translations and parallel passages and a copious English index by Alfred Henderson, 1869, p. 91
“In the winter season,
For seven days of calm, Alcyone
Broods over her nest on the surface of the waters
While the sea-waves are quiet. Through this time
Aeolus keeps his winds at home, and ocean
Is smooth for his descendants' sake.”
As translated by Rolfe Humphries. - Metamorphoses (Transformations)
Ars Amatoria ("The Art of Love")
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Bio: Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who is best known as the author of the three major collections of poetry, the Heroides, Amores and Ars Amatoria, and of the Metamorphoses, a mythological hexameter poem.
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