The Erotic Poems

The Erotic Poems

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
Ovid
Format
Paperback | 464 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 20mm | 319g
Publication date
24 Feb 1983
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
bibliography, index
ISBN10
0140443606
ISBN13
9780140443608
Bestsellers rank
107,314