[Publius Ovidius Naso (43 B.C.–17 A.D.), better known as Ovid, was one of the greatest poets of the ancient world. Most remembered for his epic collection of myths and legends, Metamorphoses, his writings have had a decisive influence on centuries of Western art and literature.
Ovid was married three times, the first two for financial and political reasons. He was separated from his last wife, Fabia, for the final nine years of his life. The letters are to his third wife, Fabia]