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The Art of Love

Edited by Steven Green

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780199277773
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191708138 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.001.0001
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<i>Ars Amatoria Romana</i>: Ovid on Love as a Cultural Construct

Volk Katharina.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6885 words.

This chapter, concentrating on the rhetoric of the praeceptor, argues that love-making is presented in Ars specifically as a cultural construct, in that the poem's instructions are...

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The Art of Making Oneself Hated: Rethinking (Anti-)Augustanism in Ovid’s <i>Ars Amatoria</i>

Sergio Casali.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 8017 words.

This chapter focuses on the most overtly ‘Augustan’ part of the Ars – the Parthian expedition of Gaius Caesar (1.171-228) – and invites us to read the event as an episode that exposes...

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The Art of <i>Remedia Amoris</i>: Unlearning to Love?

Gianpiero Rosati.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 8985 words.

This chapter detects in the intertextual resonances of the Remedia a reaffirmation of the overriding power of love.

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Erotic Aetiology: Romulus, Augustus, and the Rape of the Sabine Women

Mario Labate.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9045 words.

This chapter argues that the first digression of the poem involving Romulus and the Sabine women, which draws attention to the absence of ars in the process of selecting a mate, acts as an...

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In Ovid With Bed (Ars 2 and 3)

John Henderson.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7213 words.

This chapter argues that the apparent ‘surprise’ of a third book to the Ars – addressed to women – has, in fact, been subtly telegraphed by Ovid's assertions in Ars 1-2 of the need for...

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Lessons in Love: Fifty Years of Scholarship on the Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Steven J. Green.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7614 words.

This chapter explores the critical scholarship on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoria over the past fifty years, and situates the present contributions into that scholarship.

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Lethaeus Amor: The Art of Forgetting

Philip Hardie.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 10385 words.

This chapter argues for a serious and constructive message in Remedia: it suggests that Ovid is attempting to undo the teaching of Ars and replace it with the (albeit challenging)...

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Love in Parentheses: Digression and Narrative Hierarchy in Ovid’s Erotodidactic Poems

Alison Sharrock.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7477 words.

This chapter rethinks the relationship between ‘digression’ and ‘main text’ in didactic poetry. By looking at both the narrative ‘digressions’ and the ‘action’ of central characters...

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Ovid, Augustus, and the Politics of Moderation in <i>Ars Amatoria</i> 3

Roy K. Gibson.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 8349 words.

This chapter focuses on Ars 3, assessing the political implications of the praeceptor's advice of moderation in several aspects of women's lives. Instead of observing the traditional...

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<i>Ovid in Defeat</i>? On the reception of Ovid’s <i>Ars Amatoria</i> and <i>Remedia Amoris</i>

Genevieve Liveley.

in The Art of Love

January 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7410 words.

This chapter focuses on a single poem from twentieth century poet Robert Graves to explore Graves' close critical engagement with Ovid's Ars and Remedia – an engagement that, on a more...

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