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Statue (1887) by Ettore Ferrari
commemorating Ovid's exile in Tomis
(present-day Constanța, Romania)
BornPublius Ovidius Naso
20 Mairch 43 BC
Sulmo, Italia, Roman Republic
Dee'dAD 17 or 18 (age 58–60)
Tomis, Scythia Minor, Roman Empire
GenreElegy, epic, drama

Publius Ovidius Naso (20 Mairch 43 BC – AD 17/18), kent as Ovid in the Inglis-speakin warld, wis a Roman poet best kent for the Metamorphoses, a 15-beuk conteenous meethological narrative screivit in the meter o epic, an for collections o luve poetry in elegiac couplets, especially the Amores ("Love Affairs") an Ars Amatoria ("Airt o Love"). His poetry wis much imitatit durand Late Antiquity an the Middle Ages, an greatly influenced Wastren airt an leeteratur. The Metamorphoses remains ane o the maist important soorces o classical meethology.[1]

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  1. Mark P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, Classical Mythology (Oxford University Press US, 1999), p. 25. ISBN 0-19-514338-8 ISBN 978-0-19-514338-6