Latin Love Lessons

Let Ovid Change your Life

by Charlotte Higgins

  • Published: 04 Oct 2007
  • Price: £12.99
  • Format: hardback
  • Extent: 288p
  • ISBN: 978-1-906021-13-9
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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… and all that – a lighthearted stroll through all the best bits of Roman literature.

“Latin Love Lessons is written with a light touch and a sense of humour that makes it a delight to read. It's as useful to an A level Latin scholar as it is to anyone who has ever fallen in love...”
Time Out
“A funny, gloriously erudite and charming book”
Scotland on Sunday
“An engaging and very funny follow-up volume to Harry Mount's Amo, Amas, Amat...”
The Guardian

About Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins has been the Guardian’s arts correspondent since 2004. Charlotte studied classics at Balliol College, Oxford. She lives in London.