Classical Love Poetry



ISBN: 9780714122809 Category:

Jonathan Williams, Clive Cheesman


From the darkly erotic poetry of Sappho to the bawdy advice of Ovid, love is a ubiquitous theme in Classical poetry. This newly revised edition collects the best short poems and extracts from the Classical tradition, by authors including Virgil, Homer, Catullus, Horace, Sappho and Ovid, and illustrates them with the finest Classical and classically inspired pieces from the British Museum’s extensive collection. With an engaging and informative introduction on love in Classical poetry and a short biographical note on each of the poets covered, Classical Love Poetry is a delightful exploration of the treasures of Classical literature and art that will be equally appreciated by aficionados and those coming to the poems for the first time.

Additional information

Weight 290 g
Dimensions 17 x 19 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 21 March 2013
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17 x 19 cm
Weight 290 g


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