About Ovid

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43BCE–17/18CE) was a Roman poet during the rule of Augustus, along with Horace and Virgil one of the three most significant poets of the era. His most ambitious work is the 15-volume verse epic Metamorphoses, which rather than tell a single extended epic narrative brings together a compendium of Greek and Roman stories of transformations. As well as the Metamorphoses, Ovid wrote Heroides (The Heroines), Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) Remedia Amoris (The Cure for Love), and Tristia (Sorrows), the last telling of his sorrow and despair after his exile from Rome in 8CE, as a result, he writes, of “a poem and a mistake.”

Bio by Anna Jackson