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LAT631: Ovid - Intensive

This course explores in depth the wittiest of Roman poets, Publius Ovidius Naso.

This course explores in depth the wittiest of Roman poets, Publius Ovidius Naso. First, we will read three of his Amores, the love poems that made him famous; then, the opening of the Ars Amatoria, the seduction manual that got him in trouble with the emperor Augustus; and finally, selections from the Metamorphoses, the epic masterpiece that has influenced more artists and writers than perhaps any other work of Western literature.