James Michie studied classics at Trinity College, Oxford. His other translations include Horace's Odes and Martial's Epigrams (both available as Modern Library Paperback Classics). His Collected Poems was awarded the Hawthornden Prize. David Malouf is the author of fourteen books, including An Imaginary Life and the international bestseller The Great World. His work has been awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize, among other accolades. He lives in Tuscany and Australia.
"Every age probably regards itself as unique in its sexual sophistication, and if we take Ovid as a typical spokesman we should have to conclude that the keynote of his age was elegance. . . . Ovid could not possibly have taken himself, nor be taken for, an Ancient."--Rolfe Humphries