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Ovid: Heroides Xvi-xxi

byOvidEditorE. J. Kenney

Paperback | April 26, 1996

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This is an edition with commentary of six poems by the Roman poet Ovid. These are the letters, as Ovid imagined them, exchanged between three famous pairs of lovers, Paris and Helen of Troy, Hero and Leander, and Acontius and Cydippe. Interest in Ovid has never been more lively than it is today, and this book will have much to offer students at all levels. This is the first commentary in any language since 1898 on these "double" letters. It complements Peter E. Knox's selection of the single epistles in the same series.
Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict of Augustus to remote Tomis on the Black Sea because of a poem ...
Title:Ovid: Heroides Xvi-xxiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.63 inPublished:April 26, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521466237

ISBN - 13:9780521466233


Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. The double letters; 2. The three stories: sources, models, treatment; 3. The 'Gedichtbuch'; 4. Style and authorship; 5. Text and transmission; P. OVIDI NASONIS HEROIDVM EPISTVLAE XVI-XXI; COMMENTARY; Appendix: Greek proper names in Heroides XVI-XXI; Indexes.

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This is Ovid's wittily imagined version of the letters exchanged by three famous pairs of lovers.

Editorial Reviews

"Teachers and students should get a lot from this text, which earns admiration for both Ovid and Kenney." William S. Anderson, Classical World