- Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 b.c.–a.d. 17?, Roman poet.
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He has himself overstepped the measure, and made it quite Ovidian.
But there is often a sort of Ovidian point in the diction which seems misplaced.The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)
Except for some Ovidian Epistles, which he is said to have published as early as 1620, Malleville's own poems were posthumous.Aspects and Impressions
We have lived to see beauty in the form of a cow—a natural, modern, milch cow, and no descendant from any Ovidian metamorphosis.
The brook is the Ovidian Almo, whose name and qualities are lost in the modern Aquataccio.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2
George Gordon Byron
- Latin name Publius Ovidius Naso. 43 bc –?17 ad, Roman poet. His verse includes poems on love, Ars Amatoria, on myths, Metamorphoses, and on his sufferings in exile, Tristia
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Word Origin and History for ovidian
Publius Ovidius Nasso, Roman poet (43 B.C.E.-17 C.E.). Related: Ovidian.
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An ancient Roman poet; author of the Metamorphoses and The Art of Love.
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