you join here there also, lingering, as a friend: now make as if to lead the way, now drop behind. Don’t be shy of promising: promises entice girls: add any gods you like as witness to what you swear. 1–3 correct: You’re a Novice Office Ovid! you’ll always secretly know your mistress’s mind. When the crowded procession of ivory gods goes by. Often rosy Love has clasped Bacchus’s horns. woman’s role would be to take the part of the asker. Why do you restrain. 30 Stücke von Ovid: 12,90 E; Kontakt: spelator@gmx.de siehe auch: www.spelator.wg.vu. Let your mistress’s birthday be one of great terror to you: that’s a black day when anything has to be given. Though she might not give, take what isn’t given. Ah! Only, take care her lips aren’t bruised by snatching. presses rabid dogs down with her thighs and groin. and add her oar to the work of your sails. P. OVIDI NASONIS LIBER PRIMVS ARTIS AMATORIAE Siquis in hoc artem populo non novit amandi, Hoc legat et lecto carmine doctus amet. just for the cake, and how often it is her birthday, if she’s in need? The standard text of Ars and Rem. We use cookies for social media and essential site functions. as Methymna’s grapes, as fishes in the sea. Ovid, Tristia 4.10.57 10. Gravity. William_f02_ Line-by-line translation of lines 1-58 of "Ars Amatoria" (Advice For Would-Be Lovers) Key Concepts: Terms in this set (57) quaerenda est oculis apta puella tuis. I’ve seen the most severe of women fooled this way: he who once was a worshipper, became a lover. don’t be ashamed to slip amongst the columns. Perhaps at first a cool letter comes to you. then pain and sorrow leave, and wrinkled brows. hearts: a thousand minds require a thousand methods. Just as she was, from sleep, veiled by her loose robe. What will happen to me?’ she cried: and the whole shore. and shafts the enemy hurl from flying horses. Write. and trembled like a light reed in a marshy pool. Your’s to play the lover, imitate wounds with words: use whatever skill you have to win her belief. Don’t press her: just let her keep on reading your flattery. and you’ll know whatever your lady’s done, and said. And she who might have been forced, and escapes unscathed. Nec fuge linigerae Memphitica templa iuvencae: Multas illa facit, quod fuit ipsa lovi. now prince of the young, but one day prince of the old: Your brothers are with you, avenge your brothers’ wounds: your father is with you, keep your father’s laws. New translations by A. S. Kline Amores, Ars Amatoria, Epistulae ex Ponto, Fasti, Heroides, Ibis, Medicamina Faciei Femineae, Metamorphoses, Remedia Amoris, Tristia with enhanced browsing facility, downloadable in HTML, PDF, or MS Word DOC formats. This version was published in 1930 in a 'limited' edition with sensual art deco illustrations by Jean de Bosschere. like a Maenad roused by the Boeotian god, they say. It’s a mistake to think that only farmers working the fields. To be honest, I am not interested at all. The Bacchantes with loose streaming hair: Behold! Cowards, don’t count the birthdays of the gods: a Caesar’s courage flowers before its time. and that mother bloodstained by her children’s murder? And when wine has soaked Cupid’s drunken wings. O, be kinder to the ones who feign it, girls: true love will come, out of what was false. Whether they give or not, they’re delighted to be asked: And even if you fail, you’ll escape unharmed. while herding the flocks, Ascra, in your valleys: Experience prompts this work: listen to the expert poet: Far away from here, you badges of modesty. Some sing ‘O Hymenaeus’, some ‘Bacchus, euhoe!’. echoed to the sound of cymbals and frenzied drums. and don’t let the wind blow my words out to sea: follow the thing through or don’t attempt it: she’ll endure the whispers once she’s guilty herself. Old Silenus, barely astride his swaybacked mule. And the law-courts (who’d believe it?) : Turin, 1965) have more extensive apparatus and include the readings of Y. and reckons to see to more than he was charged with. Who takes a kiss, and doesn’t take the rest. Behold the suburban woodland temple of Diana. Test. Why have a mirror with you, when you seek highland cattle? you can reply to all, and more if she asks: and what you don’t know, reply as memory prompts. that imaginary gem that fell from her pierced ear? So far, riding her unequal wheels, the Muse has taught you. Your arm’s meant to bear a shield: why does the hand that will slay Hector hold the yarn? the Sun would not have veered from his course mid-way. to defeat the other two beneath Ida’s slopes: from an enemy land: a Greek wife in Trojan walls: all swore the prescribed oath to the injured husband: now one man’s grief became a nation’s cause. and said to her: ‘Why mar your tender cheeks with tears? By art the boat’s set gliding, with oar and sail. Phoenix, Amyntor’s son wept out of sightless eyes: Hippolytus was torn by his fear-maddened horses. The Rijksmuseum. wounded by their own example, let women grieve. Both cases were just: for there’s no fairer law. The spear from Pelion’s to be brandished by this hand. © Copyright 2000-2020 A. S. Kline, All Rights Reserved. It’s not their rivals that lovers fear: flee those you think are friends, and you’ll be safe. Automedon was skilled with Achilles’s chariot reins. Your lover can appreciate none of your wealth. Cydippe was deceived by the message the apple brought. in both his hands, already worthy of Jupiter in his cradle. Perseus brought Andromeda from darkest India. and many made even fear itself look fitting. Try wax to pave the way, pour it out on scraped tablets: Bring her your flattering words and play the lover: and, whoever you are, add a humble prayer. Don’t think it’s hard: each think’s herself desired: the very worst take’s pleasure in her looks. Juno’s peacock shows his much-praised plumage: if you watch in silence, he’ll hide his wealth again. fail you, touch your eyes with a wet hand. By chance a royal virgin shared the room: through her rape she learned he was a man. Yet the bullock’s neck is bowed beneath the yoke. Though he’s below you or beside you, let him always be served first: don’t hesitate to second whatever he says. Don’t forget to look at who’s sitting behind you. gives people many wounds, has many to give. then, whatever you say or do that seems too forward. This work may be freely reproduced, stored and transmitted, electronically or otherwise, for any non-commercial purpose. make the lady your first priority, her companion the next: Love should never be begun with a servant. one to be with just once, or one you might wish to keep. real child-brides will come before your eyes: if it’s young girls you want, thousands will please you. Arte citae veloque rates remoque moventur, Let the joyous lover set the laurel crown upon my brow and raise me to a loftier pinnacle than Hesiod of Ascra or the blind old bard of Mæonia. If you’d please Minos, don’t seek out adulterers: If you want to cheat your husband, cheat with a man! First let faith enter into your mind: every one of them. Note: The Titles given for the sub-sections in the translation do not appear in the original Latin text, and have been added by the translator. Why continually smooth your hair, you foolish woman? Spell. golden, will go by, drawn by four snowy horses. I’ve done, but there’s diversity in women’s. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. Award-winning poet Len Krisak captures the music of Ovid's richly textured Latin meters through rhyming couplets that render the verse as playful and agile as it was meant to be. Busiris told him: ‘You become Jove’s first victim, and you be the stranger to give Egypt water.’, And Phalaris roasted impetuous Perillus’s body. Venus appointed me as guide to gentle Love: I’ll be known as Love’s Tiphys, and Automedon. If Cretan Aerope had spurned Thyestes’s love. from Livia its creator, full of old masters: or where the daring Danaids prepare to murder their poor husbands. And if she, among them, asks the name of a king. Leave that to those who celebrate Cybele the Mother, Male beauty’s better for neglect: Theseus. by art the chariot’s swift: love’s ruled by art. hide what you can with skill and ambiguous gestures. Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris1 - Volume 12. Then what’s rarest in our age appears to our minds. and fists far too ready for a rough fight. stick to your plan, and hope she’ll read it later. where you might choose your love, where to set your nets. Ah, how many were tortured by an alien love! She shook, like a slender stalk of wheat stirred by the wind. Match. Who, but a mindless fool, declaims to his sweet friend? 1. Ah, Bacchus calls to his poet: he helps lovers too. Ovid #5 Ars amatoria L. I, v1-164 Latin Recitation Latein Rezitation. But hide it well: if the informer’s well hidden. flowed with the blood poured from Roman wounds, or when the Sabbath day returns, the holy day. Beware of brothers, relatives, and dear friends: that crowd offers you true cause for fear. and said: ‘Now, how can she please my lord? Kline Introduction1 Figure 1: Eugène Delacroix, Ovid among the Scythians, 1862 Ovid, the Latin poet of the Roman Empire, was banished in 8 CE from Rome to Tomis (in modern day Romania) by the exclusive intervention of the Emperor Augustus, without any participation of the Senate or of any Roman judge. The happy crowd of youths and girls will watch. Yet he filled her, the king of the herd, deceived. All delight in what’s shameful: care only for their pleasures. and himself becomes a part of the show he sees. then the tender Kid is merged with the ocean wave: it’s best to hold off then: then he who trusts the deep. her elegant fingers, and her slender feet. PLAY. She reads and won’t reply? so your girl can read them herself on the table: and gaze in her eyes with eyes confessing fire: you should often have silent words and speaking face. As doves flee the eagle, in a frightened crowd. 25 “Sit modus exilio,” dixit “iustissime Minos: Accipiat cineres terra paterna meos. Paris saw the goddesses in the light, a cloudless heaven, when he said to Venus: ‘Venus, you win, over them both.’. Ah, how often, with angry face, she spied a cow. Venus Genetrix - Joseph Adolf Schmetterling (Dutch, 1751 - 1828) Your Rome’s as many girls as Gargara’s sheaves. There’s chance in it: even if it favours the idea. The next task is to make sure that she likes you: the third, to see to it that the love will last. And it’s good to raise a breeze with a light fan. of the Syrian Jews, less suitable for buying things. don’t smooth your legs with sharp pumice stone. I make those Armenians, that’s Persia’s Danaan crown: that was a town in the hills of Achaemenia. might be propitiated by shedding a stranger’s blood. I warn you of this, if art’s skill is to be believed. Throw away the spindle wound laboriously with thread! from under Venus’s temple, made of marble. And don’t forget the shrine of Adonis, Venus wept for. lest they flee to safety as they did before. Sacred Texts Classics Ovid Index Previous Next Buy this Book at Amazon.com. Tiphys in Thessaly was steersman of the Argo. Who did not find one he might love in that crowd? The Court of Love, a tale from Chaucer. Site also includes wide selection of works by other authors. She swears that she’ll be happy with it, for years. Behold! he carried her away: all’s easily possible to a god. Birds will sooner be silent in the Spring, cicadas in summer. Delude only women, if you’re wise, with impunity: where truth’s more to be guarded against than fraud. 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