This course was created by Rebecca Epperly Wire. You can contact her through the Facebook community group with questions. You can say thank you to her with a gift. Prerequisite: This follows American Literature in the progression, but it can be taken without having completed the other. Literary study will be infused with historical applications for a better understanding of the social and historical context of the readings.
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. Ovid himself attributes his exile to carmen et error , "a poem and a mistake", but his discretion in discussing the causes has resulted in much speculation among scholars. The first major Roman poet to begin his career during the reign of Augustus,  Ovid is today best known for the Metamorphoses , a book continuous mythological narrative written in the meter of epic , and for works in elegiac couplets such as Ars Amatoria "The Art of Love" and Fasti.