Herrick and Ovid, the Roman Poet of Metamorphosis

"How long Ovid's connection with Corinna lasted there are no means of deciding. Some of the elegies in the Amores are doubtless his earliest remaining compositions ; and he tells us that he began to write when the razor had passed but once or twice over his chin (Triat. iv. 10. 58). That work, however, as we now possess it, is a second edition, and evidently extends over a considerable number of years. But some of the elegies may have been mere reminiscences, for we can hardly think that Ovid continued the intrigues after he had married his third wife. His former marriages were matters of duty; this seems to have been one of choice. The lady was one of the Fabian family, and appears to have been every way worthy of the sincere affection which Ovid entertained for her to the day of his death. She had a daughter by a former union, who married Suillius. At what time the poet entered on this third marriage cannot be ascertained ; but we can hardly place it later than his thirtieth year, since a daughter, Perilla, was the fruit of it (TKirf. iii. 7. 3), who was grown up and married at the time of his banishment. Perilla was twice married, and had a child by each husband ; one of whom seems to have been Cornelius Fidus."  William Smith, Dictionary of Roman and Greek Mythology and Biography, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown ["I feel good!"], 1849) , 69.