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Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso (March 43 BC – 17/18 AD)

 

Bust of Ovid, the Latin Poet

Lesson Series

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1. Metamorphoses (Transformations)

2. Heroides (Heroines)

Metamorphoses (Books of Transformations)

Ovid’s famous epic, 15 books in length, covers everything from the beginning of the world down to the time of Augustus. All things change in this story, except for Ovid’s wit, and love drives everything.

 

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Page from the edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses published by Lucantonio Giunti in Venice, 1497

Heroides (Heroines)

In this collection of elegiac couplets, Ovid represents letters from famous women in mythology, writing to their husbands and lovers about the things they experienced.

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Portrait of Penelope, extracted from Ovid’s Heroides, c. 1500

Amores

In this series, Prof. Noe looks at De Rerum Natura (The Whole of it All) a philosophical poem about Epicurean thought written in the 1st century B.C. by the philosopher and poet Titus Lucretius Carus.

Epicurean thought intended to free humans from worrying over divine interference in their lives, and thus become happier.

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