Ovid on OSEO


Did you know that the works of Ovid are available on Oxford Scholarly Editions Online? Read his verse in the original Latin and in translation, with the Oxford Classical Texts series and full use of the Oxford Latin Dictionary. Available works include Fasti, Amores, Metamorphoses, The Art of Love and many more — all online, and fully searchable.


Ovid highlights
Read sample extracts from Ovid's best known verse:

Ovid - Cosmetics for Ladies

Cosmetics for ladies

"Learn, girls, the methods that improve complexions; The means by which your looks you may defend; By cultivation barren acres yielded"

Ovid - Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses, Book VI

"Pallas had listened to the tale she told; With warm approval of the Muses' song; And of their righteous rage"

Ovid - Fasti

Fasti, Book I - January

"Times and their reasons, arranged in order through the Latin year, and constellations sunk beneath the earth and risen, I shall sing."


Ovid online
Discover the latest insights and analysis from the OUPblog:

Shakesperean Classics - Finglass

Titus Andronicus, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and a new papyrus of Sophocles

"Ovid's Metamorphoses was known to Shakespeare both in the original and through Arthur Golding’s influential translation..."

Latin poetry quiz

Can you get X out of X in our Latin poetry quiz?

"The shadow of the Roman poets falls right across the entire western literary tradition: from Virgil’s Aeneid, about the fall of Troy, the wooden horse, and the founding of Rome..."

History of the poetry of history finglass

A history of the poetry of history

"A historian is tasked with discovering the truth about the past, whereas, as Aristotle said, ‘a poet’s job is to describe not what has happened, but the kind of thing that might...'"


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