Amores, Medicamina Faciei Femineae, Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris

ISBN-10: 0198149697

ISBN-13: 9780198149699

Edition: 2nd 1994 (Revised)

Authors: Ovid, E. J. Kenney

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Since it first appeared in 1961 this has been the standard critical edition of Ovid's love poems. For this new edition the text has been thoroughly revised to take account of published scholarship and the further thoughts of the editor. Conjectures have been admitted to both text and apparatus criticus more freely than in the first edition. Punctuation has been improved, spelling has been normalized, and the long poems have been paragraphed. The apparatus criticus now incorporates the reading of the important Berlin manuscript Hamilton 471; it has also been streamlined by the omission of explanatory material more conveniently accessible in commentaries.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict of Augustus to remote Tomis on the Black Sea because of a poem and an indiscretion. Miserable in provincial exile, he died there ten years later. His brilliant, witty, fertile elegiac poems include Amores (Loves), Heroides (Heroines), and Ars Amatoris (The Art of Love), but he is perhaps best known for the Metamorphoses, a marvelously imaginative compendium of Greek mythology where every story alludes to a change in shape. Ovid was admired and imitated throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Jonson knew his works well. His mastery of form, gift for narration, and amusing urbanity are irresistible.

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