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Latin Love Lessons by Charlotte Higgins
  

Latin Love Lessons

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date

4th October 2007

Author

Charlotte Higgins

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Publisher

Short Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
192 pages

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Sex & sexuality, sex manuals

ISBN

9781906021139

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