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I found a review in the London Times (Feb 9 books section) of Jeffrey Eugenides' anthology of love stories and poems, My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/
His interest was originally piqued by a Latin teacher. Who says we're not sexy?

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Comment by Laura Gibbs on February 9, 2008 at 6:15pm
My students LOVE love stories.

There's even the occasional love story in Aesop - my favorite is the Lion in Love:
http://aesopus.pbwiki.com/barlow109
It can definitely get a good discussion going. It makes a good pair with the cat turned into a woman (originally told in the ancient world as a weasel turned into a woman, since they kept weasels, rather than cats, as mousers in their houses):
http://aesopus.pbwiki.com/barlow071
Comment by Ann Martin on May 6, 2009 at 4:01pm
Hi, Bree! Yes, "passer mortuus est." Obviously your teacher succeeded in maintaining your attention!

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