Publius Ovidius Naso (43 B.C. - c. 17 A.D.) was an important Roman epic poet, author of several classical collection of poety, including THE METAMORPHOSES, THE HEROIDES, AMORES, and ARS AMORITA. Born in the Appenines east of Rome to an Equestrian family, Ovid studied rhetoric in Rome and initially pursued a career in law. He abandoned barritry at age 18, becoming a very popular poet within a few years. Ovid eventually offended emperor Augustus and was exiled to Tomis in A.D. 8 where he ceased work.
The Metamorphoses of Ovidby Ovid
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THE METAMORPHOSES is one of the most important of the surviving Roman Golden Age poems, and one of Ovid's most important works. Written in the style of older epics (THE ODYSSEY and THE ILIAD), THE METAMORPHOSES tells the story of the creation of the world to the time of the deification of Julius Caesar.
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This is supposed to be poetic style but it's written out on plain paragraphs. Seek out Ian Johnston's translation, it's much easier to read and heavily annotated with extensive end notes.
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