Latin Poetry - Ovid
Ovid's Amores Book 2
Ovid's Amores II.1 in Latin.
Ovid's Amores Book 1
Ovid's Amores I.1 in Latin.
Ovid was a prolific Roman poet whose writing influenced Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Milton. He wrote about love, especially, also the calendar, and the Greco-Roman myths.
A timeline showing the main events and major publications in Ovid's life.
A quick look at the corpus of Ovid poems.
Woman's Guide to the Art of Love
From your Guide. Ovid's strangely unsatisfying advice to women on how to woo men.
Augustus and The Augustan Age
From your Guide. The age in which Ovid wrote was favorable to poets who wanted patronage.
Adonis and Aphrodite
The love story of Adonis and Aphrodite, as told by Ovid in the Metamorphoses.
History of Roman Literature (1877)
"Incorrigibly immoral but inexpressibly graceful poet was born at Sulmo in ... 43 B.C. of wealthy parents.... Of equestrian rank, with good introductions and brilliant talents, he was expected to devote himself to the duties of public life. At first he studied for the bar; but so slight was his ambition and so unfitted was his genius."
Ovid - Overview of the Latin Poet
An overview of the prolific, Roman, Augustan Age poet Ovid. He is best known for his work on Greco-Roman mythology and for his love poetry.