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Old Masters & 'the Art of Love' (Ovid)


Here's what to do. When the sun's on the back of Hercules

Lion, stroll down some shady colonnade

Pompey's, say, or Octavia's (for her dead son Marcellus:

Extravagant marble facings, R.I.P.)

Or Livia's, with its gallery of genuine Old Masters,

Or the Danaids' Portico (note

The artwork: Danaus' daughters plotting mischief for their cousins,

Father attitudinising with drawn sword).

Don't miss the shire of Adonis, mourned by Venus

Ovid ' The Art of Love'



The Roman Forum London - John Pearson


Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

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