The Lover's Handbook
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London. Routledge & Kegan Paul LTD. 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine, minor darkening along edge. Jacket condition: Fine, sunned w. two tears on bottom front & damp stained top right corner. 305pp. (ill. in b/w).
Since Ovid's completion of Ars Amatoria circa 2 AD, many of his verses have always rung true. Love may not be for those faint of heart – "You’ll often endure rain pouring from heavenly clouds, and frozen, lie there on the naked earth." Or the ageless adage: "Don’t ask how old she is, or who was Consul when she was born." With an experienced knowledge of love's triumphs and tragedies, the Roman Poet's handbook is equally beautiful as historical. Over two thousand years and the heart still plays the same games.