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.
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.
The art of love
New York :, Modern Library,, 2002
Modern Library pbk. ed., Bilingual ed
xxvii, 171 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
Publius Ovidius Naso ; translated by James Michie ; introduction by David Malouf
Latin and English on facing pages
Translation of Ars amatoria
Branch Call Number:
871.01 O96aL 2002