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Love is War!: Ovid's Love Manual

“Love is a kind of warfare; avaunt, ye laggards!”
(Ovid, Ars Amatoria, II:511)

The Roman poet Ovid's Ars Amatoria is one of the earliest books describing the arts of love and seduction. Ovid divides his advice into three categories: how to find a lover (“all women can be caught”); how to win your lover (“let love find entrance veiled in friendship's name”); and how to keep your lover (“be sure she thinks you spellbound by her beauty”).

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Learning Object Collection: Landscape of Romance and Love
Learning Object: Love's Playful Game
Institution: RCIP-CHIN