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The Erotic Poems (Penguin Classics)by Ovid
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Collection of poems dealing with the whole spectrum of sexual desire, written by the 1st century poet.
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.
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