Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Latin Love Lessons by Charlotte Higgins
  

Latin Love Lessons

The Real World   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Share this book

Lovereading view...

If you enjoyed Amo, Amas, Amat by Harry Mount last year, then we are sure you will love Latin Love Letters. Charlotte Higgins rediscovers the best bits of Latin poetry and brings it right in to the heart of the modern day. Very accessible and a brilliant way to return to or discover some classic Latin works.

Synopsis

Latin Love Lessons by Charlotte Higgins

It wasn’t just under-floor heating, hot baths and roads that the Romans did first and best…

Remember Latin translation? All those arrows and ramparts, and centurions forever striking camp… Let’s cut straight to the fun part. Forget about battles and spears and rediscover all the best bits of Latin love poetry – from Ovid’s tips on picking up girls and how to get away with cheating, to Catullus on how to deal with a broken heart and Virgil’s textbook case of how not to dump a girlfriend.

Latin Love Lessons
is the perfect sequel to Amo, amas, amat – an approachable frolic around Roman romance. Pep up your love life with help from the original Latin lovers.

Reviews

Higgins takes the reader on a romp through the naughty bits of ancient verse, from the lewd epigrams of Catullus through to Ovid's instructions to the lover. As she points out...whatever Cosmopolitan might think, Virgil said it better. . . . A funny, gloriously erudite and charming book.--Scotland on Sunday


About the Author

Charlotte Higgins began her career in journalism on Vogue magazine. She has worked for the Guardian for 10 years; since 2004 she has been the paper's arts correspondent. Charlotte studied classics at Balliol College, Oxford, and lives in London.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th October 2007

Author

Charlotte Higgins

More books by Charlotte Higgins
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Short Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
192 pages

Categories

The Real World
eBook Favourites

Sex & sexuality, sex manuals

ISBN

9781906021139

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.

Lynda

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools