Ovid's Art of love, in three books : together with his Remedy of love / translated into English verse, by several eminent hands. To which are added, The court of love, and The history of love
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D
"The present edition represents the first instance in which the translation has been edited in a scholarly manner. Besides a full introduction that accounts for the history of Loues Schoole, Ovid in the English Renaissance, and the present editorial method, the volume contains the three books of the poem, each with a commentary that provides cross-references within the text; glosses for unusual, archaic, or regional forms peculiar to Heywood's English; annotations from sourcebooks that Heywood used to identify or understand characters from classical history, literature, and mythology; and explanations for any emendations the editor deemed necessary. In his efforts to make the Ars a seventeenth-century poem, Heywood contemporizes Ovid's references to dress, behavior, courtship, marriage, games, theater, agriculture, horsemanship, wars, literature - all of which the commentaries explain at great length.". "Loues Schoole will find readership in these areas: early modern history, literature, and culture; classical studies; Renaissance drama; the history of sexuality; and translation theory."--BOOK JACKET.