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(43 BC-17 AD) A Roman poet; his full name was Publius Ovidius Naso, and many of his poems wrote of love and immoral scenes. He was banished to Tomi (on the Black Sea), in theory for his writings, by Augustus. But it"s more likely he had had an unapproved of relationship with Julia, Augustus" daughter.

On the subject of aphrodisiac food he wrote:

"Pepper with biting nettle-seed they bruise

With yellow pillitory wine infuse . . .

Eat the white shallots sent from Megara

Or garden herbs that aphrodisiac are,

Or eggs, or honey on Hymettus flowing,

Or nuts upon the sharp-leaved pine trees growing".

See 'Aphrodisiac Food'

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