Latin Love Lessons: Put a Little Ovid in Your Life

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Harper Collins, Nov 16, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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It wasn't just heated floors, hot baths, aqueducts, and paved roads that the Romans did first and best—they were also experts at the art of love. From the most effective pickup lines to percipient advice on getting over a breakup, from grooming tips to sex tips, the Romans had time-proof solutions. Charlotte Higgins brings them together in this indispensable guide to love—a collection of the richest, most illuminating, and sensuous writing about this mysterious emotion that can move us to joy or despair.

Filled with the sage advice of Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Propertius, and Tibullus, this witty, smart, and laugh-out-loud-funny handbook offers a fresh, new take on romance based on some of civilization's oldest adages.

 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
15
Section 3
21
Section 4
32
Section 5
34
Section 6
51
Section 7
69
Section 8
82
Section 11
102
Section 12
110
Section 13
112
Section 14
115
Section 15
120
Section 16
124
Section 17
127
Section 18
129

Section 9
95
Section 10
99
Section 19
171
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Charlotte Higgins read classics at Balliol College, Oxford. She has worked for the Guardian newspaper for over a decade in various guises, from 2001 as classical music editor and from 2008 as chief arts writer. She began her career in journalism at Vogue. She is also the author of Latin Love Lessons. She lives in London.

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