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The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Steven Green


This collection of essays on Ovid's corpus of erotodidactic poetry from an international contingent of Ovidian scholars finds its origins in a major conference held at the University of Manchester in 2002. The contributors between them offer a series of perspectives on the issues that have dominated scholarship on the poems in recent decades: questions of genre, intertextuality, narratology, and reception; the socio-historical Augustan context for the poems; and the nature of ‘love’ as it is constructed in the poems. Moreover, the introduction provides a comprehensive history of scholarship on ... More

Keywords: Ovid, Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris, love, didactic, Augustus, Rome, poetry, adultery, politics

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199277773
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.001.0001


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Steven Green, editor
Lecturer in Classics, University of Leeds
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Part I Poetics

Part II Erotics

Part III Politics

13 Ovid’s Evolution

Molly Myerowitz Levine

Part IV Reception