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The Resource Ovid, Amores (Book 1), (electronic book)

Ovid, Amores (Book 1), (electronic book)

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Ovid, Amores (Book 1)
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Ovid, Amores (Book 1)
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"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. This book contain embedded audio files of the original text read aloud by Aleksandra Szypowska. 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 demonstrates a much greater awareness of the funny side of love than any of his predecessors. The Amores is a collection of romantic poems centered on the poet?s own complicated love life: he is involved with a woman, Corinna, who is sometimes unobtainable, sometimes compliant, and often difficult and domineering. Whether as a literary trope, or perhaps merely as a human response to the problems of love in the real world, the principal focus of these poems is the poet himself, and his failures, foolishness, and delusions.By the time he was in his forties, Ovid was Rome?s most important living poet; his Metamorphoses, a kaleidoscopic epic poem about love and hatred among the gods and mortals, is one of the most admired and influential books of all time. In AD 8, Ovid was exiled by Augustus to Romania, for reasons that remain obscure. He died there in AD 17.The Amores were originally published in five books, but reissued around 1 AD in their current three-book form. This edition of the first book of the collection contains the complete Latin text of Book 1, along with commentary, notes and full vocabulary. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book will provide an invaluable aid to students of Latin and general readers alike."
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Turpin, William
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English
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  • Translation & interpretation
  • Classical texts
  • Poetry by individual poets
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Ovid, Amores (Book 1), (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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646684
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other
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266
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one file format
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online
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9781783741649
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.11647/OBP.0067
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Electronic resource.
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Label
Ovid, Amores (Book 1), (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
646684
Dimensions
other
Extent
266
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783741649
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.11647/OBP.0067
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
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unspecified

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