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He married three times and divorced twice by the time he was thirty years old.
He had one daughter, who eventually bore him grandchildren.
Ovid may identify this work in his exile poetry as the carmen, or song, which was one cause of his banishment.
The Ars Amatoria was followed by the Remedia Amoris in the same year.
At the same time, he worked on the Fasti, a six-book poem in elegiac couplets on the theme of the calendar of Roman festivals and astronomy.
The composition of this poem was interrupted by Ovid's exile, The Emperor's grandchildren, Julia the Younger and Agrippa Postumus (the latter adopted by him), were also banished around the same time.
Julia's husband, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, was put to death for conspiracy against Augustus, a conspiracy Ovid might have known of.
The Julian Marriage Laws of 18 BC, which promoted monogamous marriage to increase the population's birth rate, were fresh in the Roman mind.
He may have been banished for these works, which appeared subversive to the emperor's moral legislation.
in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.
He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature.
According to Seneca the Elder, Ovid tended to the emotional, not the argumentative pole of rhetoric.
After the death of his brother at 20 years of age, Ovid renounced law and began travelling to Athens, Asia Minor, and Sicily.