Art of Love

Art of Love


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Art of Love by Ovid

In the first century a.d., Ovid, author of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, came under severe criticism for The Art of Love, which playfully instructed women in the art of seduction and men in the skills essential for mastering the art of romantic conquest. In this remarkable translation, James Michie breathes new life into the notorious Roman’s mock-didactic elegy. In lyrical, irreverent English, he reveals love’s timeless dilemmas and Ovid’s enduring brilliance as both poet and cultural critic.

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ISBN-13: 9780714543321
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

James Michie studied classics at Trinity College, Oxford. His other translations include Horace’s Odes and Martial’s Epigrams (both available as Modern Library Paperback Classics). His Collected Poems was awarded the Hawthornden Prize.

David Malouf is the author of fourteen books, including An Imaginary Life and the international bestseller The Great World. His work has been awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize, among other accolades. He lives in Tuscany and Australia.

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The Art of Love 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Si basicly this is a book about sex?
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I was glad that this book was short but then as I got into it I wanted for Ovid to write more. He talks about different places where people in Rome can go and pick girls up and then he tells the ladies what they can do to see through the guys traps.