Notable Passages
“After the god—whichever god it was—had divided Chaos and arranged it in this way, forcefully dividing it in sections, first of all he shaped the land in the form of a large sphere, to make sure it was the same on every side, and then he commanded seas to be spread around and swell with blustery winds, encircling shore lands of the places they surrounded” (Ovid 10).
It is important to point out that Ovid doesn't go through the trouble to name which God created the present-day world. He of trying to be completely factual, he lazily just makes a general statement and leaves it at that.

“Around his head Argus had a hundred eyes, and these would take a rest, two at a time, while the others stayed awake and remained on guard” (Ovid 34).
This is just an interesting passage that highlights Ovid's methods of description and his use of humor/creativity in his text to make them more appealing to read.

“[Perseus] tells them of the dangers he went through in his long trip (and these were not made up), the seas and the lands he had seen under him while he was flying up high, and the stars he touched while he spread his wings” (Ovid 142).
This is another example of Ovid's writing style and his use of interesting descriptions and tales of adventure in an attempt to improve the book's appeal.

(Is Ovid saying that Perseus’s stories were not made up to make fun of the fact that he does not believe, or is he reassuring the reader that they were true?)

“My task is now complete. Here I end my work, which neither Jupiter’s rage nor fire, nor sword nor gnawing time can ever wipe away. Let that day which brings my tenuous life to its allotted end come when it will, its power will only kill my body. The finer part of me will be borne up, as an immortal, beyond the lofty stars, and my name will never be forgotten. Wherever the power of Rome extends throughout the nations it has overcome, I will be read. Men will celebrate my fame for all the ages, and, if there is truth in poet’s prophecies, I will live on” (Ovid 529).
Here, Ovid is continuing the statement he made in the first chapter, that his name and work will always be remembered as a part of history. Of course, since we are still reading his stories today, we know that his wish came true.