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Ovid
(full name: Publius Ovidius Naso)
Roman poet

(43 B.C. - c. 17 A.D.)



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Lente currite noctis equi.
Run slowly, horses of the night.
-- Amores

Procul omen abesto!
Far be that fate from us!
-- Amores

Iam seges est ubi Troia fuit.
Now there are cornfields where Troy once was.
-- Heroides

Medio tutissimus ibis.
You will go most safely by the middle way.
-- Metamorphoses

Tempus edax rerum.
Time the devourer of all.
-- Metamorphoses

Iupiter ex alto periuria ridet amantum.
Jupiter from on high laughs at lovers' perjuries.
-- Ars amatoria

Expedit esse deos, et ut expedit, esse putemus.
It is expedient that there should be gods, and as it is expedient, let us believe that they exist.
-- Ars amatoria


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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