What do you think of the classic author Ovid?
Someone recommended him to me.
- PrinceLv 53 weeks ago
To me, Ovid's, "Metamorphoses" encapsulates and preserves forever the ancient Roman pagan religion as it was known and experienced in the hearts and minds of religious pre-Christian Romans. It truly gives that insight, and it is indeed a different world view to ours.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
"The Art of Love" is the original PUA manual and much better than any of his 21st century imitators :)
- j153eLv 74 weeks ago
Humorous sleaze in his day; "Metamorphoses" is about shape-shifting; best-selling author in Rome, primarily because he was risque, and mocked Virgil.
- 4 weeks ago
Yes, his Metamorphoses is a great read.
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- LudwigLv 64 weeks ago
Yes, I can still recite large chunks from the 'Metamorphoses' in Latin. I went to that sort of school.
occidet hic igitur, voluit quia vivere mecum, indignamque necem pretium patietur amoris? Etc.
I have read better works.
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
We read a lot of Ovid at school (in Latin) and at university, and I always enjoyed it. He wrote in a lively, vivid and colourful way about love, sex and human relationships.
- MarliLv 74 weeks ago
His works are all Latin to me. I suppose they are a treat to read in the original; but the few passages I read in an English anthology during high school were blah.
Perhaps I should give him another try, now that I've leaned a little more about Augustus Caesar.
- 4 weeks ago
depends though I think its ok