Ovid: The Art of Love (Study Guide)

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Study Guide for Ovid: The Art ofLove Notes for the translation by Rolfe Humphries of selections from theAmores and the Ars Amatoria. Publius Ovidus Naso (Ovid):The Loves (25-16 BCE?) Read the introduction to this translation. Some of the references to modernculture have dated since 1957, but it is still interesting and useful. WhatHumphries does not make clear is that these originally rather frivolous poems hada momentous influence on later European civilization. It was not only Chaucer whoread Ovid`s love poetry; every educated person with the slightest interest in thesubject did so. Unfortunately much of his humor was lost on Medievalinterpreters, and they often discussed his ideas over-seriously in the contextwhich came to be known as courtly love--a concept which would havebeen ...

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