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Ovid

(Encyclopedia) Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) ŏv´ĭd [key], 43 BC–AD 18, Latin poet, b. Sulmo (present-day Sulmona), in the Apennines. Although trained for the law, he preferred the…

Ovid

Name at birth: Publius Ovidius NasoOne of the great poets of antiquity, Ovid was the author of Metamorphoses, a masterpiece on Greek and Roman myths. What Virgil was to epic poetry, Ovid was to…

Brewer's: Ovid

The French Ovid. Du Bellay, one of the Pleiad poets; also called the “father of grace and elegance.” (1524-1560.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894OwainOvery…

Golding, Arthur

(Encyclopedia) Golding, Arthur, c.1536–c.1605, English translator. He translated many Latin classics, including Caesar's Gallic War and Ovid's Metamorphoses. A…

centaur

(Encyclopedia) centaur sĕn´tôr [key], in Greek mythology, creature, half man and half horse. The centaurs were fathered by Ixion or by Centaurus, who was Ixion's son.…

Constanţa

(Encyclopedia) Constanţa kônstän´tsä [key], city (1990 pop. 355,402), SE Romania, on the Black Sea. It is the administrative center of Dobruja and a major railroad junction and…

Klinger, Max

(Encyclopedia) Klinger, Max mäks klĭng´ər [key], 1857–1920, German painter, sculptor, and etcher. Before 1886 he produced cycles of original and somewhat morbidly imaginative etchings…

Celtes, Conradus Protucius

(Encyclopedia) Celtes, Conradus Protucius kōn´rädəs prō´to͝otsēəs kĕl´təs [key], pseud. of Konrad Pickel kôn´rät pĭk´əl [key], 1459–1508, German scholar and humanist. He…

Sandys, George

(Encyclopedia) Sandys, George, 1578–1644, English poet and traveler, b. Yorkshire, son of Archbishop Edwin Sandys. He was educated at Oxford and in 1610 began an extended tour of Europe…

Cousin, Jean

(Encyclopedia) Cousin, Jean zhäN ko͞ozăN´ [key], c.1490–c.1560, celebrated French painter, designer, and sculptor. To him have been attributed the designs for the windows of various…