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- Ovid Originally Publius Ovidius Naso. 43 B.C.-A.D. 17. Roman poet known for his explorations of love, especially the Art of Love (c. 1 B.C.) and Metamorphoses (c. A.D. 8).
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- proper n. A 1st century BC Roman poet.
- proper n. A male given name of mainly historic use.
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- n. Roman poet remembered for his elegiac verses on love (43 BC - AD 17)
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Niobe was Queen of Thebes, as related in Ovid, whose children die as the gods 'punishment for her shameful boasting, while she turns to stone.
I can only think that somewhere, somehow, Ovid is applauding. p.s. I am sure wordpress is about to screw up the formatting of the quote.
Today, Ovid is laughing his head off in my library, free for ever from all Caesars, including the Caesar of
In "Baptizing," from Lives of Girls and Women (1971), Munro wrote eloquently of two young lovers, one of whom has almost drowned the other (men and water again: in Ovid water fuses a couple's sexuality; in Munro it distinguishes and separates).
The shape: in Ovid's phrase, a poem is an imago vocis, an image of the voice.
How idly I talk; 'tis because the story pleases me – none in Ovid so much.
The story of Baucis and Philemon is in Ovid's Metamorphoses, viii.,
Death was knocking hard at that patient's door, when I called Ovid into consultation with myself and with two other doctors who differed with me.
He is full of words, for if he do but speak the most trite and common thing, a man cannot tell what shall be, because he loves to hear himself talk, he will say it again, what shall be after him who can tell him? like Battus in Ovid: