Ovid

Ovid

Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Poet

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Alternative translation in "The Fasti, Tristia, Pontic Epistles, Ibis, and Halieuticon of Ovid" translated by Henry T. Riley, G. Bell, 1851, p. 401
Source/Notes: In Latin: In audaces non est audacia tuta. From: Metamorphoses ("Transformations"). As quoted in: Dictionary of quotations (classical) by Thomas Benfield Harbottle, S. Sonnenschein, 1897, p. 99
Source/Notes: In Latin: Hei mihi! quod nullis amor est medicabilis herbis. From: Metamorphoses ("Transformations"), I, 523.

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Source/Notes: From: Metamorphoses ("Transformations"), II, 447. As quoted in: Dictionary of quotations (classical) by Thomas Benfield Harbottle, S. Sonnenschein, 1897, p. 82
Source/Notes: The Remedies of Love. As quoted in "Ovid: The Art of Love and other poems", translated by John Henry Mozley, Harvard University Press, 1962, p. 208

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