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Read online Artis amatoriae libri tres: Remediorum amoris liber, Medicaminum faciei ....pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Artis amatoriae libri tres: Remediorum amoris liber, Medicaminum faciei ... 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 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 by Ovid

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i Drawn on by his eagerness for the open sky he left his guide and soared upwards i br br Enduring myths of vengeful gods and tragically flawed mortals from ancient Rome s great poet Ovid tells the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur Daedalus and Icarus the Calydonian Boar Hunt and many other famous myths br br Taken from Books VIII and IX of Mary M Innes s translation of i Metamorphoses i br br Ovid Publius Ovidius Naso BC AD br br i Little Black Classics i celebrates Penguin s th birthday introducing works from the classics br, 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 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, One of the most influential and popular works in all literature Ovid s i Metamorphoses i is a weaving together of classical myths extending in time from the creation of the world to the death of Julius Caesar This volume provides the Latin text of the first five books of the poem and the most detailed commentary available in English for these books br br In his introduction to the volume editor William S Anderson provides essential background information discussing Ovid s life the reception of the Metamorphoses during Ovid s day and after and the poem s central issues The Latin text of the five books is Anderson s own edition based on years of study of the surviving manuscripts In the extensive notes that follow the text Anderson offers both useful summaries of the stories and detailed line by line comments br br Unlike other epic poems which concern wars and heroism the Metamorphoses centers on ordinary human beings women as well as men who live in a world of continuous change The first five books which include such well known stories as Apollo and Daphane Diana and Actaeon and Narcissus and Echo deal especially with the relationship between human beings and the gods Arrogant and lustful but all powerful the gods of Ovid s universe selfishly pursue their own pleasures frequently at the expense of their human targets Yet these gods escape unscathed while the humans unjustly are punished Helpless to defend themselves they are changed into animal or nonhuman forms br br A resource for students and scholars of Latin this volume enhances understanding and enjoyment of Ovid s changeable poem about our changeable existence, In the year A D Emperor Augustus sentenced the elegant brilliant and sophisticated Roman poet Ovid to exile permanently as it turned out at Tomis modern Constantza on the Romanian coast of the Black Sea The real reason for the emperor s action has never come to light and all of Ovid s subsequent efforts to secure either a reprieve or at the very least a transfer to a less dangerous place of exile failed Two millennia later the agonized witty vivid nostalgic and often slyly malicious poems he wrote at Tomis remain as fresh as the day they were written a testament for exiles everywhere in all ages br br The two books of the i Poems of Exile i the i Lamentations Tristia i and the i Black Sea Letters Epistulae ex Ponto i chronicle Ovid s impressions of Tomis its appalling winters bleak terrain and sporadic raids by barbarous nomads as well as his aching memories and ongoing appeals to his friends and his patient wife to intercede on his behalf While pretending to have lost his old literary skills and even to be forgetting his Latin in the i Poems of Exile i Ovid in fact displays all his virtuoso poetic talent now concentrated on one objective ending the exile But his rhetorical message falls on obdurately deaf ears and his appeals slowly lose hope A superb literary artist to the end Ovid offers an authentic unforgettable panorama of the death in life he endured at Tomis