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Penguin Books Limited, 1990 - Literary Collections - 254 pages
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In the twenty-one poems of the Heroides, Ovid gave voice to the heroines and heroes of epic and myth. These deeply moving literary epistles reveal the happiness and torment of love, as the writers tell of their pain at separation, forgiveness of infidelity or anger at betrayal. The faithful Penelope wonders at the suspiciously long absence of Ulysses, while Dido bitterly reproaches Aeneas for too eagerly leaving her bed to follow his destiny, and Sappho - the only historical figure portrayed here - describes her passion for the cruelly rejecting Phaon. In the poetic letters between Paris and Helen the lovers seem oblivious to the tragedy prophesied for them, while in another exchange the youthful Leander asserts his foolhardy eagerness to risk his life to be with his beloved Hero.

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User Review  - Joseph F. - Goodreads

Ever wondered what it would be like if Ariadne wrote a letter to Theseus ripping him a new one for leaving her stranded on the island of Naxos. This book gives you a chance to read a series of poetic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Evan Leach - Goodreads

For mythology buffs, these poems are pure joy. The Heroides are a collection of 21 poems written from the perspective of heroines and heroes of epic and myth (the original "fan fiction?"). Written in ... Read full review

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Double Heroides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The single Heroides (1-15) are not listed here: see the relevant section of that article for the single epistles. The paired epistles are written are ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Double_Heroides

"Loytering in Love": Ovid's 'Heroides,' Hospitality, and Humanist ...
In the Heroycall Epistles (1567), George Turberville describes the ground situation of Ovid's Heroides 7 (Dido's letter to Aeneas) as follows: ...
www.questia.com/ PM.qst?a=o& se=gglsc& d=5001341271

JSTOR: The Severed Word: Ovid's "Heroides" and the "Novela Sentimental
In her reading of the Heroides Brownlee accentuates how the epistolary mode makes evident the rift between myth and individual account and notes the ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0038-7134(199310)68%3A4%3C1072%3ATSWO%22A%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X

Ovid, Heroides: An English Translation of Ovid's Heroides with ...
An English translation of Ovid's Heroides I-IV byr James M. Hunter, including hypertext notes, introductions and commentaries.
english.edgewood.edu/ heroides/

Ovid's Heroides
Ovid's Heroides X: Ariadne to Theseus (with illustrations!) part I II III IV V VI. Prologue: ... Source: Ovid's Heroides X by Elizabeth Kelley. ...
students.washington.edu/ julenka/ LatinSite/ AriadneToTheseus.htm

Oxford Scholarship Online: Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides
5. Postcards Home: The Heroides as Letters. You have access to the abstract and full text for this ... 6. A Splintery Frame: the Heroides as Short Stories ...
www.oxfordscholarship.com/ oso/ public/ content/ classics/ 9780199255689/ toc.html

"Loytering in love": Ovid's 'Heroides,' hospitality, and humanist ...
Rather, it serves, as does Turberville's heroic household, to redirect the Heroides' disruptive imagery of the domestic as a sphere violated and abandoned ...
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_m2220/ is_n1_v40/ ai_20650631/ pg_13

Quid epistula lecta nocebit? 'Reading more' in Ovid's 'Heroides ...
Many critics have noted issues of reading and writing in Ovidian poetics; I explore these issues as they appear in the Heroides. My readings share a common ...
digitalcommons.libraries.columbia.edu/ dissertations/ AAI9970195/

Ovid in Retrospect: Heroines and Heroides in Exile
This probing continues, I suggest, in Ovid’s double Heroides, three sets of paired. epistles now generally accepted as written some time just before, ...
www.liv.ac.uk/ sace/ events/ confer/ ca/ panels/ Ovid.pdf

OVID <Emphasis Type="Italic">HEROIDES</Emphasis> 10.1-4: ARIADNE'S ...
The beginning of the 10th epistle of the Heroides and in particular its ... of the Heroides Greek heroines write to their Greek lovers in Latin. Ovid ...
www.springerlink.com/ index/ ERTVY3DN197UNBFL.pdf

About the author (1990)

Publius Ovidius Naso was born in 43 BC at Sumo in Central Italy. He was expelled from Rome by the emperor Augustus in AD 8 for some unknown offence. He published poetry throughout his life. Harold Isbell is a renowned translator.

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