Ovid's Banquet of Sense

ovid’s banquet of sense
george chapman

A burlesque masterpiece.

Ovid’s Banquet of Sense was published in 1595, and in the 117-stanza poem Chapman responds to contemporary erotic verse including Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella and Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis.

Based on Ovid’s erotic poetry (specifically his Amores), Chapman describes Ovid sensual experience as he watches Corinna bathing. The burlesque poem was popular enough at the time to be republished in 1639.

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Product Description

Completely reformatted for optimal reading on an electronic reader.

The text of this e-book is based on the Chatto and Windus edition of the Works of George Chapman: Poems and Minor Translations.

We have limited each page to one stanza, and where possible notes are provided on the same page as the verse they refer to. This is to facilitate ease of reference, and is unique to this edition. Notes are indicated by a bracketed letter: eg [a]. The footnotes include omitted or additional text, together with material useful to the general reader. Occasionally we refer to the Oxford English Dictionary for a definition: these extracts are flagged as ‘OED’. We have attempted to hyperlink all non-fiction secondary material to its original source via archive.org.

References to Ovid’s Metamorphoses are to the two-volume Loeb edition translated by Frank Justus Miller.