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Author: Ovid; David Hopkins
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 2003.
Series: Poetry library (New York)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : Phoenix edView all editions and formats
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"Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) was born at Sulmo in central Italy in 43 BC. After holding some minor judicial positions, he abandoned a career in public service for writing, and was soon acknowledged as the leading Roman poet of his generation. But in AD 8 he was suddenly banished by the Emperor Augustus for reasons which remain the subject of much speculation. Despite complaints and pleas to Augustus, and later to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Classical poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Ovid; Ovid
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ovid; David Hopkins
ISBN: 0760749000 9780760749005
OCLC Number: 63182654
Notes: Originally published: [London] : Everyman, 1998.
Subtitle from jacket.
"The translations of Ovid included in this selection are taken from versions by English poets of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries."--Title page verso.
Chronology of Ovid's life and times follows text.
Description: 117 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: From Amores ('Loves') --
from Heroides ('Epistles of the Heroines') --
from Ars amatoria ('The Art of Love') --
from Fasti ('The Calendar') --
from Metamorphoses ('Transformations') --
from Tristia ('Sorrows') --
Glossary of mythological and historical Persons and places --
Chronology of Ovid's life and times.
Series Title: Poetry library (New York)
Other Titles: Ovid : selected poems
Selected poems
Responsibility: selected by David Hopkins.

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"Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) was born at Sulmo in central Italy in 43 BC. After holding some minor judicial positions, he abandoned a career in public service for writing, and was soon acknowledged as the leading Roman poet of his generation. But in AD 8 he was suddenly banished by the Emperor Augustus for reasons which remain the subject of much speculation. Despite complaints and pleas to Augustus, and later to his successor, Tiberius, Ovid remained in exile until his death in AD 17"--Jacket.

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