Publius Ovidius Nasone, known as Ovid, was born in Sulmo in 43 BC and died in exile in 18 AD; he was one of the most important Roman poets, a figure of Latin literature and poetry.
Ovid was the author of many works including the Metamorphoses. He frequented the circle of Gaius Maecenas, where he had the opportunity to meet the most important poets of the time: Horace, Propertius and Virgil, though briefly.