The notion expanded to denote a personal spirit and protector by the time Horace and Ovid wrote in the first century BC.
Roman poets such as Catullus and Ovid celebrated the kiss and members of the populace were avid mouth-to-mouth practitioners.
It was essentially two Roman poets, Ovid and Virgil, who gave us this tragic and terrible story.
Poets, from Virgil and Ovid to Mallarme and Rilke, have written his story.
In his case it was Ovid, Colorado, with a population that hovers around 300.
The mere turning of her head was misinterpreted by Ovid as an implied rebuke.
Nay, this use was not unknown to the Latins, as may be proved from Virgil and Ovid.
It is interesting to observe the techniques Ovid uses to avoid offending Pompeius.
Ovid, in the opinion of some, represents a new movement in Rome.
There are also many reminiscences of Horace, Ovid, and Propertius.
Publius Ovidius Nasso, Roman poet (43 B.C.E.-17 C.E.). Related: Ovidian.
An ancient Roman poet; author of the Metamorphoses and The Art of Love.