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This book is an anthology of quotes from Ovid and selected facts about Ovid. It grants his reflections on subjects ranging from Philosophy and Love to Meaning of Life; in addition, the book shows the personality of Ovid: “A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.”“A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.”“A safe pleasure is a tame pleasure.”“A short absence is the safest.”“Little things please little minds.”“Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.”“Love is a naked child: do you think he has pockets for money?”“The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.”“Venus favors the bold.”“We two are to ourselves a crowd.”“What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.”“When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind.”“Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.” “You can learn from anyone even your enemy.”

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Ovid

Quotes & Facts

By Blago Kirov

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First Edition

Table of Contents

Title Page

George Eliot: Quotes & Facts

Foreword

Some Facts about Ovid

His Words

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Ovid: Quotes & Facts

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Copyright © 2016 by Blago Kirov

Foreword

“Time the devourer of everything.”

This book is an anthology of quotes from Ovid and selected facts about Ovid. It grants his reflections on subjects ranging from Philosophy and Love to Meaning of Life; in addition, the book shows the personality of Ovid:

“A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.”

“A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.”

“A safe pleasure is a tame pleasure.”

“A short absence is the safest.”

“A thousand ills require a thousand cures.”

“Against the bold, daring is unsafe.”

“Little things please little minds.”

“Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.”

“Love is a kind of warfare.”

“Love is a naked child: do you think he has pockets for money?”

“The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.”

“Time the devourer of everything.”

“Venus favors the bold.”

“We two are to ourselves a crowd.”

“What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.”

“When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind.”

“Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.”

“You can learn from anyone even your enemy.”

Some Facts about Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as Ovid, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.

He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature.

The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists.

He enjoyed enormous popularity, but, in one of the mysteries of literary history, he was sent by Augustus into exile in a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death.

Ovid talks more about his own life than most other Roman poets.

Ovid was born in Sulmo (modern Sulmona), in an Apennine valley east of Rome, to an important equestrian family.

He was educated in rhetoric in Rome under the teachers Arellius Fuscus and Porcius Latro with his brother who excelled at oratory.

His father wanted him to study rhetoric toward the practice of law.