The Art Of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovids Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Hardcover | January 4, 2007

byRoy Gibson, Alison SharrockEditorSteven Green

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The Art of Love celebrates the bi-millennium of Ovid's cycle of sophisticated and subversive didactic poems on love, traditionally assumed to have been brought to completion around AD 2. Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) and Remedia Amoris (Cures for Love), which purport to teach young Roman menand women how to be good lovers, were partly responsible for the poet's exile from Rome under the emperor Augustus. None the less they exerted great influence over ancient and later love poetry. This is the first collection in English devoted to the poems, and brings together many of the leadingfigures in the field of Latin literature and Ovidian studies from the British Isles, Germany, Italy, and the United States. It offers a range of perspectives on the poetics, politics, and erotics of the poems, beginning with a critical survey of recent research, and concluding with papers on theancient, medieval, and modern reception of the poems.

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The Art of Love celebrates the bi-millennium of Ovid's cycle of sophisticated and subversive didactic poems on love, traditionally assumed to have been brought to completion around AD 2. Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) and Remedia Amoris (Cures for Love), which purport to teach young Roman menand women how to be good lovers, were partly...

Roy Gibson is Professor of Latin at the University of Manchester. Steven Green is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Leeds. Alison Sharrock is Professor of Classics at the University of Manchester.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:January 4, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Steven J. Green: Lessons in Love: Fifty Years of Scholarship on the Ars Amatoria and Remedia AmorisI. Poetics2. Alison Sharrock: Love in Parentheses: Digression and Narrative Hierarchy in Ovid's Erotodidactic Poems3. Niklas Holzberg: Staging the Reader Response: Ovid and his `Contemporary Audience' in Ars and Remedia4. Duncan F. Kennedy: Vixisset Phyllis, si me foret usa magistro: Erotodidaxis and IntertextualityII. Erotics5. John Henderson: In Ovid with Bed (Ars 2 and 3)6. Alessandro Barchiesi: Women on Top: Livia and Andromache7. Roy K. Gibson: Ovid, Augustus, and the Politics of Moderation in Ars Amatoria 38. Gianpiero Rosati: The Art of Remedia Amoris: Unlearning to Love?9. Philip Hardie: Lethaeus Amor: The Art of ForgettingIII. Politics10. Mario Labate: Erotic Aetiology: Romulus, Augustus, and the Rape of the Sabine Women11. Sergio Casali: The Art of Making Onself Hated: Rethinking (Anti-)Augustanism in Ovid's Ars Amatoria12. Katharina Volk: Ara Amatoria Romana: Ovid on Love as a Cultural Construct13. M. Myerowitz Levine: Ovid's EvolutionIV. Reception14. Markus Janka: Paelignus, puto, dixerat poeta (Mart.2.41.2): Martial's Intertexual Dialogue with Ovid's Erotodidactic Poems15. Ralph Hexter: Sex Education: Ovidian Erotodidactic in the Classroom16. Genevieve Liveley: Ovid in Defeat? On the Reception of Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

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"This is a coherent, sophisticated, and substantive collection that will no doubt set the terms of debate in the section of Ovid's oeuvre going forword." --Classical Outlook "Gibson, Green, and Sharrock deserve high praise for this splendid compilation free from critical gobbledygook and un-Roman flights of literary fancy. Beautifully produced, the book should become standard reading for those studying Ovid's love poems. Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty." --Choice