Ovid (c. 43 BC-AD17), a daring, original and passionate poet, has been an enduring influence on later poets. Amores is the work that first made Ovid famous, and infamous. A scandal in its day, and probably in part responsible for Ovid's banishment from Rome, Amores lays bare the intrigues and appetites of high society in the imperial capital at the time of Caesar Augustus. Clandestine sex, orgies and entertainments, fashion and violence, are among the subjects Ovid explores: the surface dazzle and hidden depths, secret liaisons and their public postures.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Piratenin - LibraryThing
I very much enjoy Ovid's amores, and once you know some of the history his poems become even better. The best part about it I find, is that historians believe he invented Corinna so that he would have ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kateh - LibraryThing
This is a wonderful collection of love poems. My favorites were the ones in which the wutor has been unfortunate in love and is pining. These peoms are much more emotional and moving. The triumphant ... Read full review