Retail pak Audio Partners 1998
CS ISBN 1572700505 $17.95 Two cassettes
When it comes to love, some listeners may prefer the frank and practical to the romantic and illusory. Cut the coy stuff! What about the nitty-gritty? The ARS AMATORIA is THE classic how-to manual (in verse!) for sexual intrigue from the Roman poet Ovid. His best advice: If you want to be loved, be loveable. Otherwise, it's difficult to discern when he's giving serious advice and when he's poking fun at himself, his world and the mores of his age. Ovid knows the delights of sex, but he never leers. Jarvis manages to give the translation the grace it sometimes lacks. We hear the delightfully decadent patrician in all his humors--satiric, lyrical, sly, urbane. He's the perfect voice for the perfect Machiavelli of dalliance. Y.R. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 98]
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