The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris by Roy Gibson | 9780199277773 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

by Roy Gibson
     
 

ISBN-10: 019927777X

ISBN-13: 9780199277773

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Art of Love celebrates the bi-millennium of Ovid's cycle of sophisticated and subversive didactic poems on love, traditionally assumed to have been brought to completion around AD 2. Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) and Remedia Amoris (Cures for Love), which purport to teach young Roman men and women how to be good lovers, were partly responsible for the poet's

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The Art of Love celebrates the bi-millennium of Ovid's cycle of sophisticated and subversive didactic poems on love, traditionally assumed to have been brought to completion around AD 2. Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) and Remedia Amoris (Cures for Love), which purport to teach young Roman men and women how to be good lovers, were partly responsible for the poet's exile from Rome under the emperor Augustus. None the less they exerted great influence over ancient and later love poetry. This is the first collection in English devoted to the poems, and brings together many of the leading figures in the field of Latin literature and Ovidian studies from the British Isles, Germany, Italy, and the United States. It offers a range of perspectives on the poetics, politics, and erotics of the poems, beginning with a critical survey of recent research, and concluding with papers on the ancient, medieval, and modern reception of the poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199277773
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
387
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Lessons in Love: Fifty Years of Scholarship on the Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris, Steven J. Green
I. Poetics
2. Love in Parentheses: Digression and Narrative Hierarchy in Ovid's Erotodidactic Poems, Alison Sharrock
3. Staging the Reader Response: Ovid and his 'Contemporary Audience' in Ars and Remedia, Niklas Holzberg
4. Vixisset Phyllis, si me foret usa magistro: Erotodidaxis and Intertextuality, Duncan F. Kennedy
II. Erotics
5. In Ovid with Bed (Ars 2 and 3), John Henderson
6. Women on Top: Livia and Andromache, Alessandro Barchiesi
7. Ovid, Augustus, and the Politics of Moderation in Ars Amatoria 3, Roy K. Gibson
8. The Art of Remedia Amoris: Unlearning to Love, Gianpiero Rosati
9. Lethaeus Amor: The Art of Forgetting, Philip Hardie
III. Politics
10. Erotic Aetiology: Romulus, Augustus, and the Rape of the Sabine Women, Mario Labate
11. The Art of Making Onself Hated: Rethinking (Anti-)Augustanism in Ovid's Ars Amatoria, Sergio Casali
12. Ara Amatoria Romana: Ovid on Love as a Cultural Construct, Katharina Volk
13. Ovid's Evolution, M. Myerowitz Levine
IV. Reception
14. Paelignus, puto, dixerat poeta (Mart.2.41.2): Martial's Intertexual Dialogue with Ovid's Erotodidactic Poems, Markus Janka
15. Sex Education: Ovidian Erotodidactic in the Classroom, Ralph Hexter
16. Ovid in Defeat? On the Reception of Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris, Genevieve Liveley

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