Friday, March 20, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Ovid

Reaching back into history today, our birthday boy and notable quotable is Ovid.

Here's a little background on
Publius Ovidius Naso from Wikipedia

Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17 or 18) was a Roman poet known as Ovid to the English-speaking world, who wrote about love, seduction, and mythological transformation. He is considered a master of the elegiac couplet, and is traditionally ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature. His poetry, much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, decisively influenced European art and literature.
The Elegiac couplet is the meter of most of Ovid's poems: the Amores — Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris — are didactic long poems; the Fasti, about the Roman calendar; the Medicamina Faciei Femineae, about cosmetics; fictional letters from mythologic heroines, the Heroides or Epistulae Heroidum; and all of the works written in exile (five Tristia books, four Epistulae ex Ponto books, and "Ibis", a long curse-poem). The two extant fragments of the tragedy Medea are in iambic trimeter and anapest, respectively; the Metamorphoses is in dactylic hexameter; the meter of the Aeneid, by Virgil and of the Odyssey and the Iliad, by Homer.

Today's quotes are from

“My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.”

“He who can believe himself well, will be well.”

“Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.”

“Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.”

“Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.”

“Habits change into character.”

“At night there is no such thing as an ugly woman”

Cheers! - Jason

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