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The Erotic Poems (Penguin Classics)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Collection of poems dealing with the whole spectrum of sexual desire, written by the 1st century poet.

Synopsis:

Ovid's poems deal with the spectrum of sexual desire, from deeply emotional declarations of devotion, to flippant arguments for promiscuity. Poems include elegies to Ovid's mistress, advice on courtship, suggestions on how to break off a relationship, and a discussion of the art of cosmetics.

About the Author

Ovid—Publius Ovidius Naso—(43 bce–ce 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.

Table of Contents

The amores — The art of love — Cures for love — On facial treatment for ladies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140443608
Editor:
Green, Peter
Introduction:
Green, Peter
Introduction by:
Green, Peter
Introduction:
Green, Peter
Editor:
Green, Peter
Author:
Ovid
Author:
Green, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Skin
Subject:
Seduction
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Roman Literature
Subject:
Ovid
Subject:
Didactic poetry, Latin
Subject:
Separation
Subject:
Elegiac poetry, Latin
Subject:
Erotic poetry, Latin
Subject:
Sex customs -- Rome -- Poetry.
Subject:
Skin -- Care and hygiene.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
55, 161, 181, 205
Publication Date:
19830231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.76x5.20x.83 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Ovid's poems deal with the spectrum of sexual desire, from deeply emotional declarations of devotion, to flippant arguments for promiscuity. Poems include elegies to Ovid's mistress, advice on courtship, suggestions on how to break off a relationship, and a discussion of the art of cosmetics.
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