Ovid


Ovid
(Publius Ovidius Naso; 43 BCE-17/18 CE)
   Roman mythographer whose writings became major sources of inspiration to artists and patrons. His greatest masterpiece is the Metamorphoses, an account of the cosmos from its formation until Ovid's day that includes myths in which figures are metamorphosized in one form or another. His Ars Amatoria offers advice on the art of love, while his Fasti relates the Roman festivals in a mythological context. Popular in his lifetime, Ovid was highly praised by Emperor Augustus, yet in 8 CE, Augustus banished Ovid for unknown causes, and the poet ended his days in the port of Tomis on the Black Sea, now part of Romania.

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  • ovid — ovid·i·an; …   English syllables

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  • Ovid — Ovid,   eigentlich Publius Ovidius Naso, römischer Dichter, * Sulmo (heute Sulmona) 20. 3. 43 v. Chr., ✝ Tomis (heute Konstanza) etwa 17 n. Chr. Wie Ovid in seiner poetischen Autobiographie (»Tristia«, 4, 10) berichtet, sollte er sich, aus… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ovid, CO — U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 330 Housing Units (2000): 178 Land area (2000): 0.159400 sq. miles (0.412845 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.159400 sq. miles (0.412845 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • OVID° — (43 B.C.E.–17 C.E.), Roman poet. Ovid, offering counsel to young Romans concerning the place and time of their amorous adventures, advises them not to omit the place where the Syrian Jew performs his rite each seventh day (Ars Amatoria 1:75). The …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Ovid — Publius Ovidius Nasso, Roman poet (43 B.C.E. 17 C.E.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ovid — (römischer Dichter) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • Ovid — [äv′id] (L. name Publius Ovidius Naso) 43 B.C. A.D. 17?; Rom. poet Ovidian [ä vid′ē ən] adj …   English World dictionary


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