Renæssanceforum 9 • 2015

Frank Coulson
The Life of Ovid by Pomponius Laetus

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Laetus' life of Ovid, which prefaced his glosses to Ovid's Fasti, has received little scholarly attention. The life is quite different in approach from most humanistic lives of Ovid and is noteworthy for its brief, pithy and scholarly account of the poet. The life continued to be read and was influential well into the age of print.