The Erotic Poems by Ovid [PENGUIN CLASSICS PAPERBACK]
The Erotic Poems by Ovid [Translated by Peter Green]
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Later printing. Penguin classics Black Label edition.
Book is in very good condition. Light shelf / edge wear to cover. Reads like new with just a hint of tanning.
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 8. 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.