Ovid, born as Publius Ovidius Naso, was a renowned Roman poet who lived between 43 BCE and 17 CE. His literary contributions primarily consisted of elegiac poetry, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest Roman poets. Ovid's most notable works include "Metamorphoses," a poetic masterpiece that explores mythical transformation, and "Ars Amatoria," a guide to love and seduction. However, his provocative and controversial writings, which often delved into themes of eroticism, earned him banishment from Rome in 8 CE by Emperor Augustus. Despite his exile to Tomis (in modern-day Romania), Ovid continued to produce influential literary works that left a lasting impact on Western literature. His poetic style, characterized by its wit, vivid language, and imaginative storytelling, still resonates with readers today. Ovid's contributions to Latin literature make him an enduring figure in the literary canon.