The Ars amatoria (or Ars amandi) [The Art of Love], together with the Medicamina faciei femineae [Cosmetics for the Female Face, also known as The Art of Beauty] and the Remedia amoris [Remedies for Love], constitute a group of works by Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid) which belong to didactic poetry. Its metre, however, is not the dactylic hexameter, which is the established metre for didactic poetry (e.g. Hesiod’s Works and days, Aratus’s Phaenomena, Nicander’s Theriaca and Alexipharmaca, Vergil’s Georgics), but Ovid’s …
Michalopoulos, Andreas. "Ars Amatoria". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 May 2009; last revised 30 November -1.
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