The Erotic Poems - Book 2, The Amores : Chapter 2, Book 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, The Amores : Chapter 2, Book 2 Summary

This is the second book of the Amores and in the text it is labeled as such. Each poem is marked by a number at its start. There are no individual titles. As with the preceding book, the poems will be given brief descriptions below.

1. Here the poet has a pseudonym, "Naso." Embedded in the poem is the sense that this is "the naughty provincial poet" (p. 111). He clearly states that he wants the readers to feel as if their privacy has been invaded.

2. He writes of marital infidelity and advises that a husband tolerate his wife's affairs. The Mistress (the wife) has her freedom. He reports that the husband is better off believing whatever she tells him about this, regardless of the truth of it.

3. He makes a strange reference to eunuchs and simply...

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