Ovid The Art of Love (Vintage Classics)

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The Art of Love (Vintage Classics)

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9780099518792: The Art of Love (Vintage Classics)

A NEW TRANSLATION BY TOM PAYNE

Are you a sought-after dreamboat forever turning down invitations from attractive admirers? Is your life filled with passionate escapades and fashionable parties? Do you look and feel fantastic all the time? If not, then perhaps there is something you can learn from Ovid, the best teacher on the subject of love in all of history.

This little book may have been written in the days of chariot races, gladiators and emperors, but the advice within its covers is enduringly useful and entertaining. The Art of Love contains all men need to know about the best places to pick up girls, how to handle illicit affairs, how to look after a girlfriend when she has a cold, how to dress suavely and how to make women jealous. It also has plenty of tips for women ranging from how to create a beguiling hairstyle to how to seduce men at parties and show off your best attributes while frolicking in bed. It even contains the companion volume The Cure for Love to help you through the hard times if things go wrong.

This delightfully witty handbook was found so shocking on its first publication that poor Ovid was sent into exile in disgrace. Since the Emperor Augustus had it taken off the shelves of Rome's libraries in 8 AD it has also been banned by the Vatican and the US Customs Office at various points in its illustrious career.

With an introduction by Hephzibah Anderson

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HardCover. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 208 in Publisher: the Vintage A NEW TRANSLATION BY TOM PAYNEAre you a sought-after dreamboat forever turning down invitations from Jude Law The admirers Is your life filled with passionate escapades and fashionable parties Do you look and feel fantastic all the time If not. then perhaps there is something you can learn from Ovid. the best teacher on the subject of love in all of history. This little book may have been written in the days of chariot races. gladiators and emperors. but the advice within its covers is enduringly useful and entertaining. The Art of Love contains all men need to know about the best places to pick up girls. how to handle illicit affairs. how to look after a girlfriend when she has a cold. how to dress suavely and how to make women jealous. It also has plenty of tips for women ranging from how to create a beguiling ...

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"With its jaunty, cunning and infernally clever rhyming couplets, Tom Payne's new translation is an utter treat from first to last...a sparkling foreword by Hephzibah Anderson...this effervescent Art of Love will be a lasting joy." ( Independent)

"This sums Ovid up: Cerebral and sensual; but wit first" (Ruth Padel)

"Rome's wittiest poet" ( Independent on Sunday)

"His wit, fluency and erotic treatises made him one of the most influential writers of ancient times" ( Independent)

"Much of Ovid's advice would not go amiss today" ( Guardian)

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