Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso (43 B.C. Sulmo – 17 A.D. Tomis) was the best Roman poet that was born in a prestigious family. He spent most of his life in Rome where he remained until 2 A.C. when he was exiled to the Black Sea.

He traveled Athena, Sicily, Asia Minor and worked in public places. He left it all to pursue writing of which his father never approved.

In the beginning of his poetry writing his main theme was love and he also got involved with several myths.

From that era derive three books: "The Loves", "The Art of Love" and a book of love poetry of heroines called "The Heroines". The one not preserved was "Medea" which was praised.

Later, during his exile, his poetry assumed a thinking character and he published two books of elegies: "Sorrows" and "Letters from the Black Sea".

His most important work is "Metamorphoses".

Metamorphoses – Apollo and Daphne

Mythical epic “Metamorphoses” is a work by a Roman writer Ovid. It belongs to the middle phase of his literary work in which he wrote mythological poems, even though the influence of his first phase, in which he wrote love poetry, is felt. “Metamorphoses” is consisted out of 246 stories of mythological thematic. The stories are about love troubles, have a lot of dramatic turns, … [Read more...]

Metamorphoses – Venus and Adonis

Mythical epic “Metamorphoses” is a work by a Roman writer Ovid. It belongs to the middle phase of his literary work in which he wrote mythological poems, even though the influence of his first phase, in which he wrote love poetry, is felt. “Metamorphoses” is consisted out of 246 stories of mythological thematic. The stories are about love troubles, have a lot of dramatic turns, … [Read more...]

Metamorphoses – Orpheus and Eurydice

Mythical epic “Metamorphoses” is a work by a Roman writer Ovid. It belongs to the middle phase of his literary work in which he wrote mythological poems, even though the influence of his first phase, in which he wrote love poetry, is felt. “Metamorphoses” is consisted out of 246 stories of mythological thematic. The stories are about love troubles, have a lot of dramatic turns, … [Read more...]

Metamorphoses – Pyramus and Thisbe

Mythical epic "Metamorphoses" is a work by a Roman writer Ovid. It belongs to the middle phase of his literary work in which he wrote mythological poems, even though the influence of his first phase, in which he wrote love poetry, is felt. "Metamorphoses" is consisted out of 246 stories of mythological thematic. The stories are about love troubles, have a lot of dramatic turns, … [Read more...]

Metamorphoses – Narcissus and Echo

The mythological story about Narcissus and Echo is famous for being the proof of Tiresias’ prophecy gift. When Jupiter got into a debate with Juno about lust being bigger with women than with men they decided to ask the prophet. He spent seven years as a woman and answered that woman’s lust is bigger than man’s so Juno deprived him of his eyesight but Jupiter lowered his misery. He gave … [Read more...]