Publication Date: 02/02/2012 ISBN: 9780099518822 Category:

The Art of Love

Ovid

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 02/02/2012 ISBN: 9780099518822 Category:
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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.

Publisher 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 *

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