"The reason for this name's popularity amongst Romanians is that the place were Publius Ovidius Nasso was banned to was Pontus Euxinus, the Roman name for the Black Sea shore which now belongs to Romania (see cities of Histria, Callatis or Tomis (today Constanta)). He became acquainted with the local populace which were at the time the newly conquered Dacs (Geto-Dacs, or the northern Thraks) in the process of romanization, and even wrote about them, lyrics too. It is still said there that the reason for his banishment was an affair with a beautiful roman woman (still just a rumour?). His grave is somewhere on the Romanian shore of the Black Sea."
OVI (real name Ovidiu Cernauteanu) is a Romanian-Norwegian singer who along with Paula Seling represented Romania in 2010 Eurovision and 2014 Eurovision. Their song in 2010 was "Playing With Fire" while their song in 2014 was "Miracle". They qualified both times, yet only cracked the Top 10 in 2010.
Ovidiu is also the Sicilian form of Ovid.

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