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Art of Love Audiobook

Art of Love

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This 2,000-year-old self-help guide is considered one of the most important and enduring works in all the world's literature on the basic psychology of male and female sexual behavior. With poetic wit and sophistication, Ovid shares his opinions and strategies for "seducing a woman" and for "holding a man." This modern, prose translation provides easy access to the social life of ancient Rome and makes accessible the examples from mythology that Ovid uses to illustrate practical time-tested seduction techniques.

©1967 Laurida Books Publishing Co.; (P)1998 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.

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"Ovid influenced everyone!" (Los Angeles Times)

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    Gare Washington, DC, USA 04-13-08
    Gare Washington, DC, USA 04-13-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Have we really changed so little?"

    An insightful lovers manual, which is probably responsible for many generations alive today. Mildly shocking in the Christian epoch, but reflects a moral cycle which makes this book colorful and entertaining today.

    Gare Henderson

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Prometheus Worley BROOKLYN, NY, United States 11-27-16
    Prometheus Worley BROOKLYN, NY, United States 11-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "A timeless treatise on l'art de l'amour....."

    A timeless classic who's relevance resonates throughout the ages. Ovid as "praceptor amoris" (teacher of love) brilliantly weaves a funny engaging instructive narrative on the art of obtaining ones desires through seduction. Filled with a plethora of titillating advice and techniques, Ovid leaves no stone unturned providing nuggets of amorous wisdom for both men and women alike.

    He addresses:
    1) How to find, seduce, and keep a lover.
    2) Ways to get women/men to take notice.
    3) Systematically applying various styles & strategies for different lovers.
    4) Thinking like a skilled hunter and structuring your seductive plan in a timely manner.
    5) Winning over your potential lover's friends, family, inner circle, etc.
    6) Proper hygiene & grooming for both sexes.
    7) Proper gift giving etiquette to persuade a lover.
    8) How to address "affairs" when caught.
    9) How to handle romantic competitors and rivals.
    10) How to effectively complement lovers.
    11) Advice on beauty, jewelry, flirting, etc.
    12) Stoking the fires of erotic passion within your potential lover.
    13) How to create a sense of mystery, danger, and excitement to win over a lover.
    14) How to keep your lovers longing for you.

    Without a doubt one will instantly recognize Ovid's vast real world experience within the areas of love and romance. One may even venture to propose that perhaps, famous great world lover's/seducer's like Casanova,Countess Castiglione, Cleopatra, Lord Byron, Theresa Lachmann, Percy B. Shelley, Blanche D’Antigny, Count d'Orsay, Sophia Baddeley, Elizabeth Armistad, Lorenzo da Ponte, Harriet Wilson, Ninon de Lenclos, Gabrielle d'Annuzio, Mata Hari, Veronica Franco, Porforio Rubirosa, Marie Duplessis, Errol Flynn, Cora Pearl, Wilt Chamberlain, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Hugh Hefner, Frank Sinatra, Julio Iglesias, Marquise La Paiva, just to name a few, may have read and studied /mastered this very text!!!

    Either way Ovid's masterpiece speaks for itself. As an old college professor once said to me, "The proof is in the pudding....don't take my word for it, try it out for yourself." As for me, I will gladly oblige and say as Ovid requests at the end of his book,...."Thank you.....for this day I am pleased to say Ovid was my teacher".

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    Eric San bernardino, CA, United States 10-12-10
    Eric San bernardino, CA, United States 10-12-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Fun"

    This was a fun look at the fact that the more things change the more they stay the same. A fun look at the private lives of people 2000+ years ago.

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