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The Art of Love

It is in rhyming couplets identical in number with Ovid's elegiac couplets and each containing the same subject matter as the corresponding couplet of Ovid. It is sad to think that a rending of such distinguished elegance should be out of print and likely, it seems, to remain so.

Moore (1877-1955) attended Oxford where he performed the rare feat of carrying off the complete series of five different university scholarships in classics. While he followed a career in the civil service, his true interest remained classical literature. The Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club writes of Moore:

He endeared himself to his colleagues in the government by his ability to turn current topics into amusing Latin verse. Whereas most people reportedly sing in the bath, Moore recited Latin there. With his phenomenal memory, knowing Ovid by heart, he used to walk from home in West London to his Whitehall office every morning doing translations in his head. Arrived at his desk, he would jot down the results; apparently much of The Art of Love was done in this manner.