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Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

From Catullus to Horace, the tradition of Latin erotic poetry produced works of literature which are still read throughout the world. Ovid’s Amores, written in the first century BC, is arguably the best-known and most popular collection in this tradition.

Born in 43 BC, Ovid was educated in Rome in preparation for a career in public services before finding his calling as a poet. He may have begun writing his Amores as early as 25 BC. Although influenced by poets such as Catullus, Ovid ...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : Classics Textbooks
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2016
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 01 June 2017
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781783741625
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782821881662
  • Number of pages : x + 251 p.

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Literature, Roman history