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  • Name: Ovid
  • Born: 20 March 43 BC
  • Died: AD 17 or 18 (age 60-61)
  • Occupation: Poet

Publius Ovidius Naso (Classical Latin:[ˈpuːblɪ.ʊs ɔˈwɪdɪ.ʊs ˈnaːsoː]; 20 March 43 BC? 17/18 AD), known as Ovid (/ˈɒvɪd/ OV-id) in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists. Although Ovid enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime, the emperor Augustus banished him to a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death. Ovid himself attributes his exile to carmen et error, “a poem and a mistake”, but his discretion in discussing the causes has resulted in much speculation among scholars.

Genre: Elegy, epic, drama

Death Place: Tomis, Scythia Minor, Roman Empire

Source: Wikipedia

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