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Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

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William Turpin

Preface

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1This book contains a Latin text, recordings, notes, images, and vocabulary for Book I of Ovid’s Amores. Much of the material published in this edition stems from the online critical apparatus prepared for the Dickinson College Commentaries and freely available online at http://dcc.dickinson.edu. I am the author of the notes, introductory matter, and essays on each poem. Bart Huelsenbeck, Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Classics at Dickinson, contributed the essay on the manuscript tradition of Ovid’s Amores. The vocabulary was prepared by Bret Mulligan, Associate Professor of Classics at Haverford College. Content for the original website on which this book is based was edited by Christopher Francese, Bart Huelsenbeck, and JoAnne Miller.

2The notes owe a great deal to the editions of John Barsby, J. C. McKeown, and Maureen Ryan and Caroline Perkins; they have been improved by the comments of Robert Sklenar, Christopher Francese, and Rosaria Munson, who used earlier drafts in their classes. I am especially grateful to Nandini Pandey, Talitha Kearey, and Jen Faulkner, who all read the entire manuscript and have made valuable suggestions and corrections.

3Note that vocabulary for each poem may be studied in the lists provided on the Dickinson College Commentaries website, divided into “core” and “non-core” words. The same lists can also be studied on “Brainscape,” a free flashcard program that runs on all computers and on IOS portable devices; see https://www.brainscape.com/​packs/​6178202/​invitation?referrer=61746

4The Latin text is close to that of Kenney, E. J. Ovidi Nasonis: Amores, Medicamina Faciei Femineae, Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris (Oxford Classical Text, revised edn: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994). Further information on the grammatical concepts covered is provided throughout the text via links to the relevant sections from a revised and corrected version of Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar. Historical maps for the locations Ovid mentions are drawn from the Pleiades website. The excellent recordings of the Latin text are by Aleksandra Szypowska.

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