Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, was a poet during the glory days of the Roman Empire. He studied literature, oratory and law, and following a brief career as a lawyer he dedicated his life to poetry. More information about Ovid is available here.
Ovid was a wizard with words, skilled at describing situations, events and emotions. It was he who coined the phrase ‘Unable to see the wood for the trees’ (Frondem in silva non cernere) to describe having no overview due to an abundance of detail.