Author: Graves Haydon Thompson
Product Code: 3952
ISBN: 978-0-86516-395-9
Pages: 168
Availability: In stock
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Ovid's tongue-in-cheek guides to love!

In his Handbook of Latin Literature H. J. Rose states, "Didactic Poetry had already been tried often enough, and sometimes it had been mildly humorous; Ovid hit on the brilliant plan of making it amatory, and thus achieved a masterpiece, never equaled in its own kind."

Well-chosen selections and pithy summaries make this text an entertaining and effective learning tool for advanced students in either high school or college. Thompson has enhanced Ovid's Latin text with an excellent introduction, line-by-line notes, English summaries for the main sections and a basic vocabulary fold-out page.

Latin selections include:
Ars Amatoria I 1-230, 243-282, 343-350, 417-434, 459-486, 505-506, 509-596, 603-668, 723-730, 733-738, 755-772.

Ars Amatoria II 1-98, 107-156, 159-184, 197-236, 261-306, 309-358, 435-460, 465-466, 493-522, 529-544, 641-666, 733-746.

Ars Amatoria III 1-12, 15-16, 31-36, 39-48, 57, 59-68, 73-80, 101-174, 185-200, 205-236, 243-310, 367-384, 433-436, 443-450, 499-520, 523-524, 577-588, 667-765, 809-812.

Remedia Amoris 1-30, 39-58, 65-98, 107-110, 115-154, 169-248, 291-336, 339-356, 441-450, 489-504, 523-542, 579-608, 643-682, 685-698, 707-724, 811-814.

Special Features

  • Introduction with chapters on Ovid’s life and suggestions on reading the Ars Amatoria
  • Original, unadapted Latin texts (based on the 1916 Teubner edition by R. Ehwald with changes in readings, spellings, and punctuation)
  • Same-page notes
  • English summaries for each major section
  • Three photographs
  • Fold-out basic vocabulary in back


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Review by: James Cox - February 10, 2012
Ovid was arguably the most influential Roman poet of his day. Beginning with an informed and informative description and introduction by Professor Graves Haydon Thompson, 'Ovid: Ars Amatoria/Remedia Amoris' is a superbly presented text of Ovid's Ars Amatoria presented in a three section: Liber Primus; Liber Secundus; and Liber Tertius. Professor Thompson then presents 'Remedia Amoris'. Each page of Latin text is profusely underlined with numbered English meanings of Latin words and word elements. Of special note is a comprehensive Basic Vocabulary to be found on the inside of the back cover in a special fold out page. 'Ovid Ars Amatoria/Remedia Amoris' is strongly recommended as a core addition to personal and academic library Latin Language Studies reference collections and a curriculum supplement text. Source James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

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