Gonzo
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Gonzo asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 4 weeks ago

What do you think of the classic author Ovid?

Someone recommended him to me.

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  • Prince
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    To me, Ovid's, "Metamorphoses" encapsulates and preserves forever the ancient Roman pagan religion as it was known and experienced in the hearts and minds of religious pre-Christian Romans. It truly gives that insight, and it is indeed a different world view to ours. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    "The Art of Love" is the original PUA manual and much better than any of his 21st century imitators :)

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Humorous sleaze in his day; "Metamorphoses" is about shape-shifting; best-selling author in Rome, primarily because he was risque, and mocked Virgil.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, his Metamorphoses  is a great read.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, I can still recite large chunks from the 'Metamorphoses' in Latin. I went to that sort of school.

    occidet hic igitur, voluit quia vivere mecum, indignamque necem pretium patietur amoris? Etc.

    I have read better works.

    • Lv 4
      2 weeks agoReport

      nice answer; also, eg, 'Intret amicitiae nomine tectus amor.'

  • 4 weeks ago

    We read a lot of Ovid at school (in Latin) and at university, and I always enjoyed it. He wrote in a lively, vivid and colourful way about love, sex and human relationships.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    His works are all Latin to me. I suppose they are a treat to read in the original; but the few passages I read in an English anthology during high school were blah.

    Perhaps I should give him another try, now that I've leaned a little more about Augustus Caesar.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      So many translations are 'blah'. Ovid isn't easy to read in the original, but he did repay the work we had to put in.

  • 4 weeks ago

    depends though I think its ok

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