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Flashcards in Ovid culture Deck (14):
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full name

Publius Ovidius Naso

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born

to a wealthy equestrian family at Sulmo in 43 BC

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died

17 AD

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Amores

first poems - romantic elegies chronicling his affairs with Corinna, a playful fiction constructed on the model of Catullus' Lesbia

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Heroides

a collection of letters from famous literary heroines to their lovers or husbands

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Medicamina Feciei Femineae

"Medicine for the female face" - sprightly poem on cosmetics

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Ars Amatoria

"Art of love" - witty, occasionally risqué "manual of seduction" with two books of lessons for men and a third for women

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Remedia Amoris

follow up handbook with advice, clever and sometimes quite sensible on how to disentangle oneself from the snares of love

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Ovid

destroyer of poetry

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the Tristia and the Epistuale ex Ponto

exile poetry

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reason for getting exiled

a carmen and an error, carmen = Ars Amatoria, we don't know what error is

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The Fasti

a poetic calendar in elegiac couplets, survives only in the six books composed for the first six months of the year

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The Metamorphoses

15 dactylic hexameter books weaved together with 250 tales of transformation, "a carmen perpetuum," begins with the creation of the world out of Chaos - a quasi chronological series of myths of gods and men which culminates in the metamorphosis of Troy into Rome and Julius Caesar into a god and a fiery comet

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tone

varies from grand to grotesque