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- Created on: 17-10-18 19:19
- first published in 1818 by Percy Byssche Shelley
- Shelley and his friend, the poet Horace Smith, had challenged themselves to write a poem with the same subject matter, form and theme.
- Shelley's poem takes its title from the Egyptian king Ramasses II, known to the Greeks by the name Ozymandias
- Ramasses II was a Pharaoh famous for a number of architectural statues he commissioned to be erected.