The Erotic Poems - Book 3, The Art of Love : Chapter 1, Book 1 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, The Art of Love : Chapter 1, Book 1 Summary

The style of these poems is clearly connected with those of the previous work, Amores. This makes the combination a truly natural one. Readers have become familiar with Ovid's "voice." It is worth noting that Ovid's first batch of published writings was ten years in the making.

The author begins by assuring writers that he has written from personal experience. He also claims that he desires to master love, rather than feeling at the mercy of Cupid, the god of love. Ovid clearly addresses Cupid from both a positive and negative emotional view point.

This book is also very different from the other in that the entire work is one poem that runs 27 pages in length. The general pattern of summarizing it will be similar to what was done before, but...

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