Amores (Bishop translation)

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Ovid (c. 43 BC-AD17), a daring, original and passionate poet, has been an enduring influence on later poets. Amores is the work that first made Ovid famous, and infamous. A scandal in its day, and probably in part responsible for Ovid's banishment from Rome, Amores lays bare the intrigues and appetites of high society in the imperial capital at the time of Caesar Augustus. Clandestine sex, orgies and entertainments, fashion and violence, are among the subjects Ovid explores: the surface dazzle and hidden depths, ...

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Overview

Ovid (c. 43 BC-AD17), a daring, original and passionate poet, has been an enduring influence on later poets. Amores is the work that first made Ovid famous, and infamous. A scandal in its day, and probably in part responsible for Ovid's banishment from Rome, Amores lays bare the intrigues and appetites of high society in the imperial capital at the time of Caesar Augustus. Clandestine sex, orgies and entertainments, fashion and violence, are among the subjects Ovid explores: the surface dazzle and hidden depths, secret liaisons and their public postures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415967419
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/15/2003
  • Series: Fyfield Books Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Ovid was a Roman poet who wrote on topics of love, abandoned women, and mythological transformations and is considered a master of the elegiac couplet.

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