Ovid, Amores (Book 1) - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

William Turpin

Published On

2016-05-15

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-162-5
Hardback978-1-78374-163-2
PDF978-1-78374-164-9
HTML978-1-80064-493-9
XML978-1-78374-419-0
EPUB978-1-78374-165-6
MOBI978-1-78374-166-3

Language

  • English

Print Length

264 pages (x + 254)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 14 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.56" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 16 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.63" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback834g (29.42oz)
Hardback1215g (42.86oz)

Media

Illustrations35
Audio16

OCLC Number

951659425

LCCN

2019452718

BIC

  • DB
  • DCF
  • CFP

BISAC

  • LIT004190
  • LIT014000
  • POE008000
  • POE023020
  • FOR016000

LCC

  • PA6537

Keywords

  • Ovid
  • Amores
  • erotic poetry
  • Rome
  • latin literature
  • commentary
  • vocabulary
  • notes
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Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

  • William Turpin (author)
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.

Additional Resources

Please find below the list of the embedded audio files of the original text read aloud by Aleksandra Szypowska included in this publication. All recordings have been released under a CC BY license.


[audio] Epigram
[video] Epigram

Contents

1. The Life of Ovid

(pp. 1–2)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.01

2. The Amores

(pp. 3–6)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.02

3. The Manuscript Tradition of Ovid’s Amores

(pp. 7–10)
  • Bart Huelsenbeck
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.03

5. Scansion

(pp. 13–18)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.04

6. Epigram: preface from the author

(pp. 19–20)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.05

7. Amores 1.1: Ovid finds his muse

(pp. 21–30)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.06

8. Amores 1.2: Conquered by Cupid

(pp. 31–42)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.07

9. Amores 1.3: Just give me a chance

(pp. 43–48)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.08

10. Amores 1.4: Secret signs

(pp. 49–62)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.09

11. Amores 1.5: The siesta

(pp. 63–70)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.10

12. Amores 1.6: On the doorstep

(pp. 71–84)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.11

13. Amores 1.7: Violence and love

(pp. 85–98)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.12

14. Amores 1.8: The bad influence

(pp. 99–120)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.13

15. Amores 1.9: Love and war

(pp. 121–130)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.14

16. Amores 1.10: Love for sale

(pp. 131–144)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.15

17. Amores 1.11: Sending a message

(pp. 145–152)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.16

18. Amores 1.12: Shooting messengers

(pp. 153–158)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.17

19. Amores 1.13: Oh how I hate to get up in the morning

(pp. 159–170)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.18

20. Amores 1.14: Bad hair

(pp. 171–182)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.19

21. Amores 1.15: Poetic immortality

(pp. 183–192)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.20

Full vocabulary for Ovid’s Amores, Book 1

(pp. 193–252)
  • William Turpin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0067.21

Contributors

William Turpin

(author)
Classics Department at Swarthmore College