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Amores (Paperback)
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Amores (Paperback)

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Paperback 109 Pages / Published: 04/06/2003
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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. This new translation by Tom Bishop closely follows the movement and metre of Ovid's verse, rendering his world of love, licentiousness and conspiracy so as to catch Ovid's raciness. His introduction sets the work in historical context.

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781857546897
Number of pages: 109
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 216 x 137 x 8 mm
Edition: New edition

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