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The emergence of French , English , and Italian national literatures in the late Middle Ages simply cannot be fully understood without taking into account the effect of this extraordinary poem. The only rival we have in our tradition which we can find to match the pervasiveness of the literary influence of the Metamorphoses is perhaps and I stress perhaps the Old Testament and the works of Shakespeare.
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Melville; introduction and notes by E. Oxford: Oxford University Press. CS1 maint: others link. Allen, Christopher In Philip Hardie ed. The Cambridge companion to Ovid. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. William S. Anderson, ed. When Ovid was twelve years old, the battle of Actium put an end to a civil war that had been raging between Anthony and Octavian.
Octavian, the victor, became emperor. He was later known as Augustus. However, Ovid claimed that whenever he tried to write prose, only poetry came out. After a short stint in government, he decided to pursue poetry. Ovid found immediate success.
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Around 20 b. In this novel work, comprising fourteen letters written by legendary women to their husbands or lovers, Ovid puts the narrative in the hands of historically voiceless, mistreated, or overlooked women.
Around this time, Ovid also wrote a tragedy about Medea, a popular figure of power, magic, and revenge. Quintilian, a Roman critic of literature, and Tacitus, a Roman historian, comment favorably on it. Ovid continued to experiment. Rather than explore traditional didactic topics such as farming as Virgil does in Georgics or science as Lucretius does in On the Nature of Things , Ovid wrote on the art of seduction and the art of falling out of love.
Around 1 b.