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  • One of the first examples that he had learnt in Latin had run: INDIA MITTIT EBUR; and he recalled the shrewd northern face of the rector who had taught him to construe the Metamorphoses of Ovid in a courtly English, made whimsical by the mention of porkers and potsherds and chines of bacon.

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  • Ovid, Virgil, and Horace are usually listed as the three greatest poets of Latin literature.
  • Why had Ovid lived in Ancient Rome in 20 BCE and not Chicago in 2006 CE?
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