OVID

OVID

 

HISTORICAL EVENTS

43 BC Born 20 March at Sulmo. 44
43
Assassination of Caesar.
Establishment of Second Triumvirate. Proscriptions.
c.31 Ovid and his elder brother (by exactly one year) taken or sent to Rome to continue their education. They are granted by Augustus the rank of equites. 31
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Battle of Actium.
Deaths of Antony and Cleopatra.
Virgil is writing Aeneid.
Octavian’s triple triumph.
Census.
c.27 Ovid assumes the toga virilis. He marries. 27 Seventh consulship of Octavian, who accepts a share of running the state and assumes the name of Augustus.
c.25 Ovid’s patron is now Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus (64 BC-AD 8). He gives his first public reading. End of his formal education in rhetoric, and of his first marriage. 25 Valerius Messalla, having been appointed praefectus urbi, resigns a few days later. Agrippa completes Pantheon.
24 Death of Ovid’s brother.    
c.24-22 Ovid travels in Greece, Asia Minor, and Sicily, with the poet Macer as tutor. 23 Augustus is ill. He receives wide-reaching powers. First three books published of Horace’s Odes.
c.22 Trains in public administration and law.    
c.21-c.16 Sits on various boards, including the tresviri and the decemviri stlitibus iudicandis. He is close friends with the poet Propertius. 21
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Agrippa made to marry Julia.
Death of Propertius.
Augustus in Gaul.
c.15 Publishes Amores. Marries for the second time, and has a daughter. The marriage is brief, possibly owing to the death of his wife.    
c.14-c.1 Writes Ars Amatoria, Cures for Love, Heroides, and On Facial Treatment for Ladies, dividing his time between Rome and his country villa a few miles outside the city. 13
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First consulship of Tiberius.
Death of Agrippa.
Tiberius is forced to marry Julia.
Banishment of Julia.
1 Publishes first two books of Ars Amatoria. c.1 Death of Ovid’s father, aged 90.    
AD c.1 Ovid’s third marriage. His wife, who is well connected and may have been in her early 20s, already has a daughter by her first husband.      
    AD 2 Death of Lucius, son of Agrippa and Julia.
c.1-8 Writes Metamorphoses. Begins Fasti. 4 Death of Gaius, brother of Lucius. Augustus adopts Tiberius.
8 Banished by Augustus to Tomi. 8 Banishment of Julia, daughter of Agrippa and Julia. Death of Horace.
9-17 In exile, completes Fasti (Calendar), of which only six books survive, and writes Tristia and Black Sea Letters. 14 Death of Augustus. Accession of Tiberius.
17/18 Dies during the winter, in his 60th year, and is buried on the shore of the Black Sea. 17 Death of Livy.