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Not simply a historical record...,
This review is from: The Art of Love and Other Poems (Loeb Classical Library): 002 (Hardcover)
In some way, ancient texts hardly find room in everyday reading.
They are left on dusty shelves waiting for a specialist to skim through their pages longing for historical records or ancient teachings.
I actually can't deny that both aspects are here present, but they are presented to the reader in such a fresh and fine way that makes him eager to read more.
Ovid's thoughts on love and "flirting" (including tips on seduction) reveal a somehow great knowledge of the feminine nature.