We have two chats planned for June about the works of the poet Ovid (Wikipedia, handle with care). With the limited time we have, I think it's best to concentrate on his two major works:
|June 4||The Metamorphoses
the creation and history of the world
|June 11||(optional) other works*|
|June 18||Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love)
plus Amores, Remedia Amoris?
*If anyone wishes to discuss the other works, I offer another chat in between, on June 11. I'm especially interested in the poems and letters from exile (Tristia, Ex Ponto, Ibis). And there are also the Fasti.
In print: Ovid
- Metamorphoses: A New Translation by Charles Martin, W. W. Norton & Company
- Metamorphoses (Penguin Classics) David Raeburn, Translator
- The Metamorphoses (Signet Classics) Horace Gregory, Translator
- The Art of Love (Modern Library Classics) James Michie, Translator
- The Erotic Poems (Penguin Classics) Peter Green, Translator
(All erotic poems: The Amores, The Art of Love, Cures of Love, On Facial Treatment for Ladies)
- Fasti (Penguin Classics)
- The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters
Then there are the Loeb's editions which are not all in print right now, but which you might find in your public library.