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The Erotic Poems

Ovid (Book - 1982 )
The Erotic Poems


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This collection of Ovid's poems deals with the whole spectrum of sexual desire, ranging from deeply emotional declarations of eternal devotion to flippant arguments for promiscuity. In the Amores, Ovid addresses himself in a series of elegies to Corinna, his beautiful, elusive mistress. The intimate and vulnerable nature of the poet revealed in these early poems vanishes in the notorious Art of Love, in which he provides a knowing and witty guide to sexual conquest - a work whose alleged obscenity led to Ovid's banishment from Rome in AD 8. This volume also includes the Cures for Love, with instructions on how to terminate a love affair, and On Facial Treatment for Ladies, an incomplete poem on the art of cosmetics.
Authors: Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.
Title: The erotic poems
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;, New York, N.Y. :, Penguin Books,, 1982
Characteristics: 449 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ovid ; translated with an introduction and notes by Peter Green
Contents: The amores
The art of love
Cures for love
On facial treatment for ladies
Additional Contributors: Green, Peter - 1924-
ISBN: 0140443606
9780140443608
Branch Call Number: 871.01 O96ep 1982
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