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

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

This is another book wherein the entire contents consist of one poem. This entire work is devoted to giving romantic advice to women by Ovid the poet. There is at least one point during the work where he behaves as though he is giving away trade secrets simply by acknowledging that it is possible that not all of this information has been shared before. He is sensitive to the fact that this make it seem to some as if he is a traitor.

The first force the author calls upon here is that of the goddess Venus, the goddess of beauty, often closely associated with love, since it is so easy to love beauty, and that which one loves is often beautiful in one's eyes. Again, this goddess was part of...

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