Statue of Ovid


This striking statue at the centre of Piața Ovidiu is dedicated to the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC–17 AD), aka Ovid, who was banished to ancient Tomis by Emperor Augustus in 8 AD for reasons that remain unclear to this day. The work dates from 1887 and is the work of Ettore Ferrari.

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