Published February 1, 2005
by Duckworth Publishers .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||192|
Ovid devoted about half of his poetic career to the production of several collections of amatory verse, all composed in elegiac couplets. Indeed, his irrepressible interest in love, sex and elegiac poetry is one of the defining features of his entire output. Here Rebecca Armstrong offers a thematic examination of some important aspects of the Amores, Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris. Starting Ovid devoted about half of his poetic career to the production of several collections of amatory verse, all composed in elegiac couplets. Indeed, his irrepressible interest in love, sex and elegiac poetry is one of the defining features of his entire :// Ovid and His Love Poetry book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Ovid devoted about half of his poetic career to the production of Ovid’s love poetry, understood as these most conspicuously amorous works, displays a number of striking characteristics, such as sophisticated metapoetics and an innovative approach to established genres, especially that of Latin love elegy; a rich interplay with the preceding literature of both Greece and Rome and a striking interconnection
"The book is intelligent and benefits from Holzberg's study of Ovid's love poetry."―Choice, March "Holzberg, a distinguished classicist, does a marvelous job of educating us about the elegiac tradition and its relationship to the modern novel, the sources of Ovid's inspiration, his complex wit, his enormous craftsmanship, the great › Books › Literature & Fiction › History & Criticism. Ovid's poems on love are always very tongue-in-cheek. He was known for his partly sarcastic, partly frivolous and open minded outlook on love. His poetry contains both references to physical and romantically love, both in sincere and humorous :// The Amores. The Amores was Ovid’s first book of poetry, consisting of love elegies, involving the possibly-fictitious subversive it was published in 16BC, in five books, but later edited by Ovid into its surviving three-book form. Ovid makes extensive use of humour and parody to celebrate the elegy as a creative mode as deserving of immortality as the Virgilian :// But the Roman poet also wrote lively and lewd verse on the subjects of love, sex, marriage, and adultery—a playful parody of the earnest erotic poetry traditions established by his literary ancestors. The Amores, Ovid's first completed book of poetry, explores the conventional mode of erotic elegy with some subversive and silly twists: the
1 Ovid’s erotic poetry portrays love as an enterprise in which women and men engage together, playfully and creatively. His writings acknowledge that the production and consumption of poetry about love are enterprises in which women engage too. Most notably, he represents Heroides 15 as a letter in elegiac verse from the celebrated sixth century BCE female poet Sappho to her young male lover Get this from a library! Ovid and his love poetry. [Rebecca Armstrong] -- "Ovid's erotic works present the reader with a glimpse inside the minds of both poets and lovers, mediated through eyes which are frequently inclined to comedy and even cynicism, but are always Ovid’s Amores are erotic poems based on Corinna – an imaginary woman; detailing Ovid’s love for her. Ovid went on to write the Metamorphoses, in 15 books; famed as a manual of Greek mythology. His Fasti is a popular, calendar telling the different Roman festivals and the myths associated with :// Allegorical versions of his work was widely distributed and many of the stories of Greek and Roman mythology are most well known in their versions by Ovid. For example, his story of Pyramus and Thisbe(book four of the Metamorphoses) became the source for Shakespeare's Romeo and ://