Ovid, Ars Amatoria Book 3: Commentary by Christopher M. Brunelle

Paperback | November 19, 2014

byChristopher M. Brunelle

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In all of ancient literature there is nothing quite like the Ars Amatoria, Ovid's guide to seduction. He devotes Book 3 to teaching the women of Augustan Rome how to find, catch, and keep a male lover. Along with generous portions of wit and absurdity, his text contains a wealth of culturalreferences, highlighting Rome's architecture, theatres, gladiatorial spectacles, temples, baths, men's and women's clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, music, poetry-reading, letter-writing, games, slavery, parties, sexuality, and sex. This last and longest book of Ovid's most notorious work helps ussee ancient Rome in a new light. Ars Amatoria Book 3 is the first volume in the Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries series. ABOUT THE SERIESSeries Editors: Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College, Stephen Esposito, Boston University, and Mary Lefkowitz, Wellesley College The Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries are designed for students in intermediate or advanced Greek or Latin. Each volume includes a comprehensive introduction, and, on facing pages, the ancient text, a running vocabulary, and succinct notes focusing on grammar and syntax, distinctivefeatures of style, and essential context. FORTHCOMING VOLUMES Selected Letters from Pliny the Younger's EpistulaeJacqueline Carlon, Boston University Suetonius's Life of AugustusDarryl Phillips, Connecticut CollegeSophocles, Oedipus TyrannusStephen Esposito, Boston University

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In all of ancient literature there is nothing quite like the Ars Amatoria, Ovid's guide to seduction. He devotes Book 3 to teaching the women of Augustan Rome how to find, catch, and keep a male lover. Along with generous portions of wit and absurdity, his text contains a wealth of culturalreferences, highlighting Rome's architecture, ...

Christopher M. Brunelle is Assistant Professor of Classics at St. Olaf College. He is the author of several articles on Ovid and on medieval-Latin pedagogy. Dr. Brunelle has contributed to a textbook edition of Plautus' Poenulus and translated the entire Ars Amatoria into limericks.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199987335

ISBN - 13:9780199987337

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Map: Rome in the time of OvidIntroductionLiber Tertivs, with commentaryBibliography

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"Ovid's poem of erotic instruction addressed to the women of Rome is among his most significant and entertaining works, but its wide vocabulary and elegantly compressed syntax make it a challenging read. Christopher Brunelle's witty, illuminating, and concise commentary makes the text quicklyaccessible on every level, and provides constant stimulation while aiding comprehension." --Roy Gibson, The University of Manchester