The Erotic Poems - Book 1, Prefaces & Introduction : Chapter 1, Prefaces and Introductions Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Prefaces & Introduction : Chapter 1, Prefaces and Introductions Summary

The introductory materials were provided by a modern scholar named Peter Green. The author of this particular work, Ovid, had a well-documented life . Thanks to this, scholars have been able to reassemble the facts into a coherent narrative. He was born outside of the city of Rome, in Italy a few years before Christ. His parents moved him to Rome in order to secure a superior education.

It was very obvious by the time he was 13 years old that he had poetic talent. His father viewed this as a problem strictly because there was very little money in poetry in Rome in those days. Due to this he encouraged his son to use the advantages of their social position and be a Senator of Rome.

At this time, Rome had grown...

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