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Discuss matters of timelessness in contrast to timeliness with respect to the work. Where is the work timely, with respect to Rome when it was first published? wWhere is it timeless,meaning as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago?

What is the relationship between Cupid and Venus?

Who is Romulus?

Why did Caesar Augustus banish Ovid the poetic politician?

Why was Ovid's father concerned by his talent for and affection for poetry? Describe the solution and specify whether or not you agree with it.

What is the Elegiac Tradition?

Do you like these poems? Why or why not?

Which was your favorite of these books? Which the least? Provide one reason for each.

Who is Elegy and why does she matter?

Do you think Ovid is religious or spiritual based upon these poems? Explain your answer.

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