Pūblius Ovidius Nāsō (Latin: [ˈpuːbliʊs ɔˈwɪdiʊs ˈnaːsoː]; 20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known in English as Ovid (/ˈɒvɪd/ OV-id), was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists. Although Ovid enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime, the emperor Augustus banished him to a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained a decade until his deatH
Ovid was a few years before my time, however, my family and I have lately been
acquainted with this scurrilous pandemic flu type disease. My wife, Donna, my youngest daughter, Heather and I are slowly battling our way through this impairment of unwellness. May all of you be blessed in this good old summertime. BM.