The power and playful character of love led the Roman poet Ovid to write a manual in which he compared love to the conquest of war. Lord Byron mocked the traditional moral hero with his characterization of Don Juan, who seduces at will. The medieval Court of Love celebrated Saint Valentine and there is an Irish tradition that suggests Saint Brigid appointed one day in the year for women to propose marriage to men, an echo of which remains in Sadie Hawkins Day.
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