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Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold

But He’s Such a Nice Guy! Ovid’s Ars Amatoria in Mythological Practice

Liv continues the horror that is Ovid's Ars Amatoria by looking at his tips and tricks being utilized in Augustan Imperial Roman epic poetry. It's dark. Be warned. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: This work is horrifying and promotes absurd levels of misogyny and assault, obviously Liv is provided commentary and breaking down the horror, but it's still horrifying.

Sources: Toxic Masculinity in the Ancient World (16: "Toxic Manhood Acts and the 'Nice Guy' Phenomenon in Ovid" by Melissa Marturano); Ovid's Ars Amatoria, or the Art of Love translated by Henry T Riley; Ovid's Metamorphoses, translations by Brookes More and Stephanie McCarter. Further reading: Not All Dead White Men by Donna Zuckerberg; Nice Guy, Urban Dictionary.

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