Is poem you should be a don Ovid is so cool I have the copy translated by Tom Payne published 2011 You can also read the version translated by Julian Lewis May 1930 here May translation sounds oldish but still is easy to understand Payne translation all uotes in this review come from Payne translation consists of pairs of lines that rhyme so it has musical uality This is love before Christianity severed love and sex a sad cultural tradition that we
still carry on today whether you are a Christian or not Because of the dichotomy "A Relationship Is Either "relationship is either or carry on today whether you are a Christian or not Because of the dichotomy a relationship is either serious or about sex a woman is either a madonna or whore in our culture Ovid has no such nonsense He openly discusses how to win women Book 1 and how to keep her Book 2 His instructions are so honest and insightful of human nature to the point of hilarity And he doesn t boast on his pick up techniue Ovid actually scorns men who bed women for their pleasure alone Ovid likes sharing I hate sex when it brings uneven joysthat
S Why I Don T why I don t doing it with boysor irls who ive out thinking it a bind they re dry and spinning wool is on their mind l 683 686You are not surprised about homosexuality in ancient Rome are you Ovid understands extramarital relationships as well Unfortunately Emperor Augustus didn t like it Patriarchy is another factor that restricts our sexuality the Emperor forced a law to punish women who commit adultery and the free spirited Ovid was exiled I read somewhere that this law became meaningless soon however Roman ladies who faced this legal issue declared themselves to be prostitutes a class that is exempt of the law to evade punishment They didn t really practice the service just claiming the status was sufficient for evasion Payne translation contains The Art of Love Book 1 3 The Cure for Love Treatments for the Feminine FaceA few examples of the things you learn How to court women on a budget How to socialize with your mistress s boyfriend S comment la conuérir Où tendre ses filets Compliments promesses larmes baisers hardiesse Toutes les armes sont bonnes Celle ue l'on aime une fois séduite comment la retenir Au te.
Read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É OvidOvid s classic work offering advice
TO MEN AND WOMEN ONmen and women on how woo win and keep
lover has translated to so many languages including numerous times Ovid divides his treatise into 3 books Book I instructs the boy or man on how to woo and win a woman of his choice or choices Book II instructs the boy or man on how to keep her or them In Book III Ovid does the same for the irlswomenOvid supplies bits of advice accompanied by examples from Greek or Roman myth and history most of which were unknown to me but which I found in the back of the book Much of the advice is wise and still timely but occasionally his words if implemented in real life would end today in anything from a frown to a slap to a right hook to a lawsuit The advice is best carefully considered before believed as Scraps Inc 15 Modern Quilts Made To Keep godiven Throughout Ovid maintains a sense of humor Despite its age about 1800 years old I found the books easy to read and enjoyable Perhaps except the need to constantly run to the back of the book for an explanation of ods persons and places But even that was illuminating I even found the origin of Rhesus the name of an Asian macaue monkey for biologists and anthropologists but in ancient times the king of Thrace who came to the rescue of the Trojans but failed in his efforts I learn something every day However I make no comment on my following Ovid s specific instructionsTranslations can be or less forthright on what Ovid wrote or intimated B P Moore s 1935 British translation adheres to the poetic form used by Ovid but is relatively restrained about describing the potential acts in which or how lovers may engage In contrast James Michie s recent translation doesn t beat around the bush but just names the acts and techniues apparently as Ovid intendedThis is a short work less than 200 pages and reads rapidly and joyously If you enjoy love andor sex this is a very classy way to o If you don t know the art of love read onafter th. La séduction un art subtil un rite mis à l'honneur pendant la Renaissance avec les cours d'amour mais déjà chanté par Ovide La femme étant libre de ses sens et de ses sentiment.a lover has