Latin quotes by Ovid

Ovid (43 BC-17 AD), Roman Poet

Publius Ovidius Naso

His works include Amores (2), Arms Amatoria (2), Heroides (2), Fasti, and Metamorphoses (2) (3)

  1. Abeunt studia in mores - Practices passionately pursued become habits (Ovid - Heroides Libri XV)
  2. Ad sidera tollere vultus - Raise your face to the stars (Ovid Metamorphoses I, 86 - Urges us to have always altruistic ambitions)
  3. Arenae semina mandas - Sowing in the sand (Ovid - You are wasting my time)
  4. Ars Amandi / Ars amatoria - The Art of Love (Book by Ovid)
  5. Auferat hora duos eadem - Let the same hour take us both (Ovid - Metamorphoses, VIII)
  6. Aurea aetas - Golden age (Ovid - Metamorphoses I, 89)
  7. Barbarus hic ego sum, quia non intellegor ulli - Here I am a foreigner because no one understands me (Ovid - Tristia V - The poet Ovid expressed a sense of alienation since he was not understood in his own land)
  8. Claude opus - Finish the work (that you started) (Ovid - Metamorphosis I)
  9. Cura fugit multo diluiturque mero - Worry flees and is dissolved in much wine (Ovid Ars Amatoria I, 237)
  10. Da populo, da verba mihi - Tell it to the people, tell it to me (Publius Ovid Amores)
  11. Diania turba - The troop of Diana (Ovid, Fasti)
  12. Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos: Tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris - As long as you are fortunate, you will have many friends: if clouds appear, you will be alone (Ovid Tristia)
  13. Dulce puella malum est - So sweet a plague is woman (Ovid)
  14. Dum loquor, hora fugit - While I speak, the time flies (Ovid)
  15. Ecce procul ternis Hecate variata figuris - Behold the three shapes of Hecate (Ovid - In Greek mythology, Hecate is represented as a triad, because they believed that she reigned over three domains: the earth, the sea and the sky)
  16. Ecce, quid iste tuus praeter nova carmina vates donat amatoris? Multa milia legis - Behold, is this your lover poet who gives nothing but new verses? You will need to read thousands more. (Ovid - "Amores")
  17. Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo - The drop hollows out the stone by frequent dropping, not by force (Ovid)
  18. Inde datae leges, ne fortior omnia posset - The laws were made lest the stronger should be all powerful (Legal term - Ovid, Fasti III, 279)
  19. Inde ferunt, totidem qui vivere debeat annos, corpore de patrio parvum phoenica renasci - A baby phoenix is born from the ashes of its father, destined to live for the same period of time (Ovid, Metamorphoses)
  20. Leve fit, quod bene fertur, onus - The load is lite, if you know how to support it (Ovid - Amores - Book I)
  21. Nil homini certum est - Nothing is safe for humans (Ovid)
  22. Non sint sine lege capilli - Don't let your hair in disarray (Ovid - Amores L III)
  23. Omnis amans militat - Every lover makes war (Ovid, Amores, I, 9, 1)
  24. Os homini sublime dedit, coelumque tueri iussit et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus - The Creator gave man a gorgeous face and imposed him the mission to look up and see the stars. (Ovid - Metamorphosis I)
  25. Ovidio exule, musae planguntur - The Muses wept because Ovid was exiled ... (History of Rome)

Total: 42
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