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P. Ovidi Nasonis Tristia, Ibis, Epistulae Ex Ponto, Halieutica, Fragmenta

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ISBN-10: 0198146264

ISBN-13: 9780198146261

Edition: N/A

Authors: S. G. Owen, Ovid

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List price: $34.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/1922
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 4.92" wide x 7.28" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict of Augustus to remote Tomis on the Black Sea because of a poem and an indiscretion. Miserable in provincial exile, he died there ten years later. His brilliant, witty, fertile elegiac poems include Amores (Loves), Heroides (Heroines), and Ars Amatoris (The Art of Love), but he is perhaps best known for the Metamorphoses, a marvelously imaginative compendium of Greek mythology where every story alludes to a change in…