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Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
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A. Life and work

Publius Ovidius Naso was born on 20 March 43 BC at Sulmo (modern Sulmona) in central Italy. His life thus coincided with the finale of the century of Roman civil war that had begun with the Gracchi and reached its final, dark climax with the assassination of Caesar in 44 BC, which leed into the emergence of the Principate of Octavian/Augustus (after his victory at Actium, 31 BC, and the so-called ‘restoration of the Republic’ restitutio rei pub…

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Schmitzer, Ulrich, Vischer, Mirjam and Hexter, Ralph, “Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps5_e213660>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111



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