Aristaenetus, Erotic Letters (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) by Aristaenetus
English | Apr. 20, 2014 | ISBN: 1589838823 | 185 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
The first complete English translation of Aristaenetus in nearly three centuries
Through allusion and adaption of earlier authors, Aristaenetus recounts tales that are the stuff of comedy, erotic poetry, and ancient novel. Here we read of lovers who use every trope of erotic literature to praise their beloveds in over-the-top speeches. Aristaenetus amazes us with tales of paramours hatching complicated schemes to achieve their desires, while wily go-betweens help smooth their way.