Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17 or 18), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who wrote about love, seduction, and mythological transformation.
He is considered a master of the elegiac couplet, and is traditionally ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature. His poetry, much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, decisively influenced European art and literature.
The Metamorphoses is our best classical source of 250 myths of Roman times.
Saint Ovidius (Portuguese: Santo Ovídio), also Saint Auditus, is a Portuguese saint. According to hagiographies of the 16th century, Ovidius was a Roman citizen of Sicilian origin.
Tradition states that he was sent to Braga by Pope Clement I, where he served as the city’s third bishop around 95 AD. He is said to have baptized Saint Marina and her sisters after they were abandoned by their mother.
Ovid Densusianu also known under his pen name Ervin was a Romanian poet, philologist, linguist and folklorist. He is known for introducing new trends of European modernism into Romanian literature. He was a professor at the University of Bucharest, and a member of the Romanian Academy.
Juventinus Albius Ovidius was the name of the author of thirty-five distichs entitled Elegia de Philomela, containing a collection of those words which are supposed to express appropriately the sounds uttered by birds, quadrupeds, and other animals