|43 BC||Born 20 March at Sulmo.||44
|Assassination of Caesar.
Establishment of Second Triumvirate. Proscriptions.
|c.31||Ovid and his elder brother (by exactly one year) taken or sent to Rome to continue their education. They are granted by Augustus the rank of equites.||31
| Battle of Actium.
Deaths of Antony and Cleopatra.
Virgil is writing Aeneid.
Octavian’s triple triumph.
|c.27||Ovid assumes the toga virilis. He marries.||27||Seventh consulship of Octavian, who accepts a share of running the state and assumes the name of Augustus.|
|c.25||Ovid’s patron is now Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus (64 BC-AD 8). He gives his first public reading. End of his formal education in rhetoric, and of his first marriage.||25||Valerius Messalla, having been appointed praefectus urbi, resigns a few days later. Agrippa completes Pantheon.|
|24||Death of Ovid’s brother.|
|c.24-22||Ovid travels in Greece, Asia Minor, and Sicily, with the poet Macer as tutor.||23||Augustus is ill. He receives wide-reaching powers. First three books published of Horace’s Odes.|
|c.22||Trains in public administration and law.|
|c.21-c.16||Sits on various boards, including the tresviri and the decemviri stlitibus iudicandis. He is close friends with the poet Propertius.||21
| Agrippa made to marry Julia.
Death of Propertius.
Augustus in Gaul.
|c.15||Publishes Amores. Marries for the second time, and has a daughter. The marriage is brief, possibly owing to the death of his wife.|
|c.14-c.1||Writes Ars Amatoria, Cures for Love, Heroides, and On Facial Treatment for Ladies, dividing his time between Rome and his country villa a few miles outside the city.||13
| First consulship of Tiberius.
Death of Agrippa.
Tiberius is forced to marry Julia.
Banishment of Julia.
|1||Publishes first two books of Ars Amatoria. c.1 Death of Ovid’s father, aged 90.|
|AD c.1||Ovid’s third marriage. His wife, who is well connected and may have been in her early 20s, already has a daughter by her first husband.|
|AD 2||Death of Lucius, son of Agrippa and Julia.|
|c.1-8||Writes Metamorphoses. Begins Fasti.||4||Death of Gaius, brother of Lucius. Augustus adopts Tiberius.|
|8||Banished by Augustus to Tomi.||8||Banishment of Julia, daughter of Agrippa and Julia. Death of Horace.|
|9-17||In exile, completes Fasti (Calendar), of which only six books survive, and writes Tristia and Black Sea Letters.||14||Death of Augustus. Accession of Tiberius.|
|17/18||Dies during the winter, in his 60th year, and is buried on the shore of the Black Sea.||17||Death of Livy.|