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Ovid

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

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, 189…

John Edward SEELEY

SEELEY, John Edward, a Representative from New York; born in Ovid, Seneca County, N.Y., August 1, 1810; attended Ovid Academy and was graduated from Yale College in 1835; studied law; was admit…

Edward de Vere

Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, was a poet and dramatist who, in recent years, has become a key figure in the debate about the authorship of the works of William Shakespeare. De Vere was a w…

Caesar Augustus

Name at birth: Gaius OctaviusThe greatest ruler of Rome, Caesar Augustus was a conundrum: a ruthless politician and soldier who used his power to restore order and prosperity to Rome with such success…

Cornelius COLE

Senate Years of Service: 1867-1873Party: RepublicanCOLE, Cornelius, a Representative and a Senator from California; born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y., September 17, 1822; attended the common sc…

Overy

St. Mary Overy (Southwark). John Overie was a ferryman, who used to ferry passengers from Southwark to the City, and accumulated a hoard of wealth by penurious savings. His daughter Mary, a…

Owain

(Sir). The Irish knight who passed through St. Patrick's purgatory by way of penance. (Henry of Saltrey: The Descent of Owain.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…

Silas Mainville BURROUGHS

BURROUGHS, Silas Mainville, a Representative from New York; born in Ovid, N.Y., July 16, 1810; completed a preparatory course; village clerk of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., in 1835; village tr…

John DE MOTT

DE MOTT, John, a Representative from New York; born in Readington, Hunterdon County, N.J., October 7, 1790; moved to Herkimer County, N.Y., in 1793 with his parents, who settled in what is now …