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Art of Love

by Ovid

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PUBLISHED: 2nd February 2012
ISBN: 9780099518822
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Written in the days of gladiators and emperors, this book covers all you need to know about where to meet a new beau, how to handle illicit affairs and how to maintain your allure. It also contains the companion volume The Cure for Love - in case things don't work out.
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  • Paperback
    $18.33
PUBLISHED: 2nd February 2012
ISBN: 9780099518822
ANNOTATION:
Written in the days of gladiators and emperors, this book covers all you need to know about where to meet a new beau, how to handle illicit affairs and how to maintain your allure. It also contains the companion volume The Cure for Love - in case things don't work out.

Annotation

Written in the days of gladiators and emperors, this book covers all you need to know about where to meet a new beau, how to handle illicit affairs and how to maintain your allure. It also contains the companion volume The Cure for Love - in case things don't work out.

Publisher Description

The perfect gift for Valentine's Day

TRANSLATED BY TOM PAYNE AND INTRODUCED BY HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON

The Art of Love may have been written in the days of gladiators and emperors, but Ovid remains the smartest teacher on the subject of love in all of history, and his advice is enduringly useful and entertaining. Between these covers you'll find all you need to know about where to meet a new beau, how to handle illicit affairs and how to maintain your allure. This edition also contains the companion volume The Cure for Love - in case things don't work out.

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A NEW TRANSLATION, WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY TOM PAYNE WITH A FOREWORD BY HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON 'With its jaunty, cunning and infernally clever rhyming couplets, Tom Payne's translation is an utter treat from first to last' Independent The Art of Love may have been written in the days of gladiators and emperors, but Ovid remains the smartest teacher on the subject of love in all of history, and his advice is enduringly useful and entertaining. Between these covers you'll find all you need to know about where to meet a new beau, how to handle illicit affairs and how to maintain your allure. This edition also contains the companion volume The Cure for Love - in case things don't work out.

Author Biography

Publius Ovidius Naso was born in Italy on 20 March 43 BC. He was educated in Rome and worked as a public official before taking up poetry full-time. His earliest surviving work is the collection of love poems called the Amores, which was followed by the Heroides. The Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) and the Remedia Amoris (The Cure for Love) were probably written between 2 BC and 2 AD. These were followed by his two epic poems the Fasti and the Metamorphoses. In 8 AD Ovid fell out of favour with the Emperor Augustus due to a 'carmen et error' ('a poem and a mistake') and was banished to what is now Romania. While in exile he wrote Tristia, Ibis and the Epistulae ex Ponto which consists of letters appealing for help in his efforts to be recalled to Rome. Ovid died in exile in 18 AD.

Tom Payne was born in 1971. He read Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. For four years he was deputy literary editor of the Daily Telegraph. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Dorset, and teaches English and Classics at Sherborne School.

Review

Much of Ovid's advice would not go amiss today Guardian His wit, fluency and erotic treatises made him one of the most influential writers of ancient times Independent Rome's wittiest poet Independent on Sunday This sums Ovid up: Cerebral and sensual; but wit first -- Ruth Padel With its jaunty, cunning and infernally clever rhyming couplets, Tom Payne's new translation is an utter treat from first to last...a sparkling foreword by Hephzibah Anderson...this effervescent Art of Love will be a lasting joy. Independent

Review Text

With its jaunty, cunning and infernally clever rhyming couplets, Tom Payne's new translation is an utter treat from first to last...a sparkling foreword by Hephzibah Anderson...this effervescent Art of Love will be a lasting joy.

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Promotional "Headline"

'Any man who shows, with such poetic readability, that what is happening between the sexes today was happening two thousand years ago - and that, therefore, the beating out of one's guilt-ridden, female brains is something of a waste of time - has to be a hero' - Independent

Product Details

Author
Ovid
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0099518821
ISBN-13
9780099518822
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-02-02
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
208
Short Title
ART OF LOVE
Series
Vintage Classics
Language
English
Translator
Tom Payne
Residence
IT
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade