It wasn't just under-floor heating, hot baths and roads that the Romans did first and best...Remember Latin translation? All those arrows and ramparts, and centurions forever striking camp...Let's cut straight to the fun part. Forget about battles and spears and rediscover all the best bits of Latin love poetry - from Ovid's tips on picking up girls and how to get away with cheating, to Catullus on how to deal with a broken heart and Virgil's textbook case of how not to dump a girlfriend. "Latin Love Lessons" is the perfect sequel to "Amo, amas, amat" - an approachable frolic around Roman romance. Pep up your love life with help from the original Latin lovers.
A classicist by education, Charlotte is the author of three books on aspects of the ancient world. The most recent, Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain (Jonathan Cape, 2013), was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize, the Thwaites Wainwright prize, the Hessell-Tiltman prize and the Dolman prize.
She first fell in love with the classical world through a battered but beautiful illustrated volume of stories from the Iliad and Odyssey that she found on one of her elder brother's bookshelves. Later, she had a fantastic teacher at school who managed to teach her Latin and Greek, which she went on to study at Oxford.
Charlotte's day (and often, night) job is as the Guardian's chief arts writer, contributing to its news, features, op-ed, literary and cultural coverage. At present she is working on a major long-form project about the BBC.
Charlotte lives in London. She is a regular contributor to BBC radio and in her spare time plays violin.