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Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)

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Born: 043 AD
Died: 017 AD.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Poets, Writers

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43 BC - Publius Ovidius Naso born on the 20th of March in Sulmo, Italy. A Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women and mythological transformations.  

10 BC - The Amores were published. Book 1 of this collection of love elegy contains 15 poems, which look at the different areas of love poetry.

8 AD -  He was banished, for some reason unknown, by Emperor Augustus, to Tomis on the Black Sea.

17 AD - Died in Tomis, now Constanca.

 

 


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