Ovid Ovid

Ovid Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso (Classical Latin: [ˈpuːblɪ.ʊs ɔˈwɪdɪ.ʊs ˈnaːsoː]; 20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known as Ovid (/ˈɒvɪd/ OV-id)[1] in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet Больше
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The Art of Love Book Two

…Short partings do best, though: time wears out affections,
The absent love fades, a new one takes its place
With Menelaus away,
Helen's disinclination for

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Metamorphoses Book The Eleventh

RE, while the Thracian bard's enchanting strain Sooths beasts, and woods, and all the listn'ing plain, The female Bacchanals, devoutly mad, In shaggy skins, like savage creatures, clad, Warbling in air perceiv'd his lovely lay, And from a rising g...

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Metamorphoses Book The Tenth

CE, in his saffron robe, for distant Thrace, Hymen departs, thro' air's unmeasur'd space; By Orpheus call'd, the nuptial Pow'r attends, But with ill-omen'd augury descends; Nor chearful look'd the God, nor prosp'rous spoke, Nor blaz'd his torch, b...

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Metamorphoses Book The Twelfth

AM, to whom the story was unknown, As dead, deplor'd his metamorphos'd son: A cenotaph his name, and title kept, And Hector round the tomb, with all his brothers, wept
This pious office Paris did not share; Absent alone; and author of the war...

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Seeing Thou Art Fair

NG thou art fair,
I bar not thy false playing,
But let not me poor soul know of thy straying
Nor do I give thee counsel to live chaste,

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Metamorphoses Book The First

OF bodies chang'd to various forms,
I sing: Ye Gods, from whom these miracles did spring, Inspire my numbers with coelestial heat; 'Till I my long laborious work compleat: And add perpetual tenour to my rhimes, Deduc'd from Nature's birth, to...

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Disappointment

But oh,
I suppose she was ugly; she wasn't elegant;
I hadn't yearned for her often in my prayers
Yet holding her I was limp, and nothing happened at all:

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Pygmalion And The Statue

ON loathing their lascivious Life,
Abhorred all Womankind, but most a Wife:
So single chose to live, and shunned to wed,
Well pleased to want a Consort of his Bed

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Metamorphoses Book The Fifth

LE Perseus entertain'd with this report His father Cepheus, and the list'ning court, Within the palace walls was heard aloud The roaring noise of some unruly crowd; Not like the songs which chearful friends prepare For nuptial days, but sounds tha...

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Magic

YE elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves,
And ye that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back, you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,
Where...

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Salmacis And Hermaphroditus

OW Salmacis with weak enfeebling streams Softens the body, and unnerves the limbs,
And what the secret cause shall here be shown;
The cause is secret, but the effect is known
The Naiads nurst an infant heretofore,

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Metamorphoses Book The Ninth

Theseus requests the God to tell his woes, Whence his maim'd brow, and whence his groans arose Whence thus the Calydonian stream reply'd, With twining reeds his careless tresses ty'd: Ungrateful is the tale; for who can bear, When conquer'd, to re...

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