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  • 19 May 2020
    Stephen Hinds

    Reading OVID in a Time of Social Isolation

    On Friday March 20, the Roman poet Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) turned 2062. In the last decade of his life he was exiled by the emperor Augustus for offences known and unknown to a small frontier town on the Black Sea. There he knew all about the disappointments of spring – and of a spring […]

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  • 5 Sep 2013
    Ioannis Ziogas

    Ovid Revealed: Fashion Tips from a Roman Master

    In an attempt to dismiss vain frivolity, many often sneer at the gaudy pretentiousness of the fashion world and its paraphernalia. Yet, those who are in the know know that fashion has little to do with the intentionally unrealistic realm of haute couture. Fashion is the art of making the artificial look natural. Ars latet arte sua or “skill is concealed by means of its own skill”, as the poet Ovid put it in his Metamorphoses.

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