Standard Name: Ovid


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Anthologization Aphra Behn
Apart from many more or less creatively distant imitations, AB produced several actual translations.
Scholars sometimes differ about what to class as largely original and what not.
She was invited by Dryden to contribute to...
Education Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore
As a girl, Mary Eleanor Bowes received an excellent education and could speak several languages, reading French and Italian authors in the original. It was said that she did not learn Latin, but also that...
Education Marie de France
MF was an effective user of both the English and Latin languages, though she wrote in French (that is, Old French). She also had some Breton. She was familiar with the Latin poet Ovid as...
Education Melesina Trench
After the deaths of her parents Melesina Chenevix was committed to the care of a governess who had a determination to rule by rigour. . . . The fear and distaste I had for her...
Education Anna Kingsford
She was an avid reader from her youth up and enjoyed free access to her father's library. She devoured various translations from the classics—notably the Metamorphoses of Ovid —and assimilated the contents of Lemprière and...
Education Isabella Whitney
IW says she read the Bible, then history, then Latin authors both classical and Renaissance: Virgil , Ovid , and Mantuan .
Whitney, Isabella. A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Posy. Editor Students of Sara Jayne Steen, Montana State University.
Family and Intimate relationships Sappho
Interest in her sexuality was disseminated in Europe by Ovid in his Heroides (or Heroines), a collection from the first century AD of fictional epistles, mostly from women (all of them except Sappho mythological)...
Friends, Associates Mary Matilda Betham
As well as meeting at Llangollen with Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby (who later talked with high praise of her),
Betham, Ernest, editor. A House of Letters. Jarrold and Sons.
69, 70
MMB acquired a wide acquaintance in London. She became a close friend...
Intertextuality and Influence Ali Smith
Autumn centres around the intergenerational friendship of 32-year-old art-history lecturer Elisabeth Demand and her childhood neighbour, the clever and lively Daniel Gluck, now 101 years old and quietly existing in a care home. Through silent...
Intertextuality and Influence Isabella Whitney
IW 's verse has dash and pace; her stanzas are jaunty despite the ungainly poulter's measure. In the persona of jilted woman she eschews either pathos or revenge; her tirades are not without humour. She...
Intertextuality and Influence Maureen Duffy
She also says that it can be read as the mirror-image of her earliest novelistic theme: the child's relation to the mother.
Duffy, Maureen. That’s How It Was. Virago.
Duffy dedicates the book to St Venus (a saint whose festival is...
Intertextuality and Influence Ephelia
Not all the poems in the volume are written in Ephelia's voice (which adds an extra dimension to argument over the ascription of those written in other voices). It seems that Ephelia enjoyed ventriloquizing the...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Fyge
In Lady Campbell, with a Female Advocate, SF calls her first published work fatal: Go, fatal book, she writes,
Fyge, Sarah. Poems on Several Occasions. J. Nutt.
showing off her learning by modifying the Go, little book formula used by...
Intertextuality and Influence Hélène Gingold
One of the stories, A Modern Orpheus, revisits the Greek myth related by Ovid and others, with a man named Jones playing the Greek hero's Victorian counterpart. The Thracian poet and musician who attempted...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Barker
JB writes to one male friend (my Adopted Brother) on his approaching marriage, not to congratulate but to dissuade.
Barker, Jane. Poetical Recreations. Benjamin Crayle.
She reflects her intimate knowledge of the work of Katherine Philips and Abraham Cowley


1495: In a bonfire of the vanities in Florence,...

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In a bonfire of the vanities in Florence, Italy, Girolamo Savonarola destroyed texts by Ovid , Dante , Boccaccio and others.

1555: French poet Louise Labé (c. 1520-1566), a...

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French poetLouise Labé (c. 1520-1566), a salonnière in the city of Lyons, daughter and wife of rope-makers, published her Oeuvres at Lyons.

1567: George Turbervile published Heroycall Epistles...

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George Turbervile published Heroycall Epistles (London: Henry Denham), a translation of Ovid 's Heroides.

12 October 1597: Michael Drayton's England's Heroicall Epistles...

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12 October 1597

Michael Drayton 's England's Heroicall Epistles was entered in the Stationers' Register ; it appeared the same year.

1680: John Dryden, with others, published a collaborative...

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John Dryden , with others, published a collaborative versetranslation of Ovid 's Epistles (or Heroides).


Ovid,. The Fable of Phaeton. Translator Wolferstan, Elizabeth Pipe, Nichol, 1828.