9780674992795-0674992792-Ovid: Fasti (Loeb Classical Library No. 253) (English and Latin Edition)

Ovid: Fasti (Loeb Classical Library No. 253) (English and Latin Edition)

ISBN-13: 9780674992795
ISBN-10: 0674992792
Edition: 2nd
Author: Ovid
Publication date: 1931
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 496 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674992795
ISBN-10: 0674992792
Edition: 2nd
Author: Ovid
Publication date: 1931
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 496 pages

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Acknowledged author Ovid wrote Ovid: Fasti (Loeb Classical Library No. 253) (English and Latin Edition) comprising 496 pages back in 1931. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674992792 and 9780674992795. Since then Ovid: Fasti (Loeb Classical Library No. 253) (English and Latin Edition) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE–17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his Ars Amatoria, and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry, a kindly man, leading a temperate life. He died in exile.

Ovid's main surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, not moral but clever and in parts beautiful; Heroides, fictitious love letters by legendary women to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and similar Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry came naturally to Ovid, who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ovid is in six volumes.

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