The Society for the Preservation of Erotic Verse, Vol. 1
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An anthology of classic erotic verse narrated by Dominic Crawford Collins. Theocritus was a Sicilian poet and the creator of Ancient Greek pastoral poetry. b. 300 BC d.260 BC Gaius Valerius Catullus was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote chiefly in the neoteric style of poetry, which is about personal life rather than classical heroes. His surviving works are still read widely and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art. b.84 BC d. 54 BC Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. b.43 BC Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. b.1591 d.1674 John Donne was an English scholar, poet, soldier and secretary born into a catholic family, a remnant of the Catholic Revival, who reluctantly became a cleric in the Church of England. He was Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. b.1572 d.1631 Thomas Carew was an English poet, among the 'Cavalier' group of Caroline poets. b.1595 d.1640 John Wilmot was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court. The Restoration reacted against the ”spiritual authoritarianism” of the Puritan era. Rochester embodied this new era, and he became as well known for his rakish lifestyle as his poetry, although the two were often interlinked. b.1647 d.1680
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