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Ovid Amores I

ISBN-10: 0906515459
ISBN-13: 9780906515457
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: John Barsby, Ovid
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Description: -- Introduction with chapters on Ovid's life and suggestions on reading the Ars Amatoria -- Original Latin texts (based on the 1916 Teubner edition by R. Ehwald with changes in readings, spellings, and punctuation) -- Line-by-line notes -- English  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 6/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

-- Introduction with chapters on Ovid's life and suggestions on reading the Ars Amatoria -- Original Latin texts (based on the 1916 Teubner edition by R. Ehwald with changes in readings, spellings, and punctuation) -- Line-by-line notes -- English summaries for each major section -- Fold-out in back with basic vocabulary

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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