Ovid’s three books of personal love elegies are arguably his most attractive work. In this acclaimed edition of Amores Book II, Joan Booth offers a Latin text with parallel prose translation and on each poem, or pair of poems, a critical essay written especially for the reader with little or no Latin. For the more advanced scholars she also provides a traditional line by line commentary on the Latin text and a generously select apparatus criticus.
Edition of Ovid’s Amores Book II. Latin text, with facing prose translation, introduction and commentary.
‘A distinguished addition to the excellent classical series... Booth is a sure and amused guide to the genre... Every reader will derive knowledge and pleasure from this book.’
Joan Booth is Emeritus Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Leiden. She is the author of Catullus to Ovid: Reading Latin Love Elegy (Bristol Classical Press, 1999) and editor of Cicero on the Attack: Invective and Subversion in the Orations and Beyond (Classical Press of Wales, 2007).
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