Ovid (43 BC - 17 / 18 AD)

Death:  AD 17 or 18
Alleged location: Ovidiu Island, Lake Siutghiol, Constanţa County, Romania
Photos taken by: Spiridon Ion Cepleanu & Marciela
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Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.  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.  Ovid is today best known for the epic poem Metamorphoses which draws on Greek mythology.
Ovid died in Tomis (modern day Constanţa, Romania) where he is commemorated by a statue (pictured). It is believed that Ovid was buried on the island of Ovidiu on Lake Siutghiol.