Ovid: Remedia Amoris [Remedies for Love]

(1062 words)
  • Andreas Michalopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

The Remedia amoris (“Cures for love”, “Antidotes to love” or “Remedies for love”) is a poem by Publius Ovidius Naso written in elegiac couplets and consisting of 814 lines. The work belongs to the genre of didactic poetry and was conceived as the answer or rather the sequel to the Ars amatoria, the three books of didactic elegiac poetry published by Ovid in order to teach his students, men (the first two books) and women (the third book), the art and strategy of seduction and intrigue. One cannot be absolutely certain about the exact date of publication of the Remedia amoris, yet according to internal chronological indications and …

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Michalopoulos, Andreas. "Remedia Amoris". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 May 2009
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