Ovid Heroides XVI XXI

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521466237
Release Date: 1996-03-21
Genre: History

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.

Ovid Heroides

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521368340
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Collections

In this volume, Professor Knox provides the first full-scale commentary in English in this century on a selection from Ovid's Heroides, a collection of letters in elegiac verse supposedly addressed by heroines of mythology to their absent lovers or husbands. This edition is intended to provide students of Latin literature with guidance in the interpretation of these poems. The Introduction also includes a general account of Ovid's career and the place of the Heroides in the development of Augustan poetry.

Latin Erotic Elegy

Author: Paul Allen Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135641955
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: History

This indispensable volume provides a complete course on Latin erotic elegy, allowing students to trace a coherent narrative of the genre's rise and fall, and to understand its relationship to the changes that marked the collapse of the Roman republic, and the founding of the empire. The book begins with a detailed and wide-ranging introduction, looking at major figures, the evolution of the form, and the Roman context, with particular focus on the changing relations between the sexes. The texts that follow range from the earliest manifestations of erotic elegy, in Catullus, through Tibullus, Sulpicia (Rome's only female elegist), Propertius and Ovid. An accessible commentary explores the historical background, issues of language and style, and the relation of each piece to its author's larger body of work. The volume closes with an anthology of critical essays representative of the main trends in scholarship; these both illuminate the genre's most salient features and help the student understand its modern reception.

Pliny the Younger Epistles

Author: Pliny the Younger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107006898
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The first modern literary commentary on Pliny the Younger's Epistles II, essential reading for students and scholars of Roman literature.

The Ovidian Heroine as Author

Author: Laurel Fulkerson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139446223
Release Date: 2005-07-14
Genre: History

Ovid's Heroides, a catalogue of letters by women who have been deserted, has too frequently been examined as merely a lament. In a new departure, this book portrays the women of the Heroides as a community of authors. Combining close readings of the texts and their mythological backgrounds with critical methods, the book argues that the points of similarity between the different letters of the Heroides, so often derided by modern critics, represent a brilliant exploitation of intratextuality, in which the Ovidian heroine self-consciously fashions herself as an alluding author influenced by what she has read within the Heroides. Far from being naive and impotent victims, therefore, the heroines are remarkably astute, if not always successful, at adapting textual strategies that they perceive as useful for attaining their own ends. With this new approach Professor Fulkerson shows that the Heroides articulate a fictional poetic, mirroring contemporary practices of poetic composition.

Greek and Latin Letters

Author: Michael Trapp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521499437
Release Date: 2003-03-06
Genre: History

Anthology of Greek and Latin letters with facing-page English translation, full commentary and introduction.

Ovid Heroides

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521368340
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Collections

In this volume, Professor Knox provides the first full-scale commentary in English in this century on a selection from Ovid's Heroides, a collection of letters in elegiac verse supposedly addressed by heroines of mythology to their absent lovers or husbands. This edition is intended to provide students of Latin literature with guidance in the interpretation of these poems. The Introduction also includes a general account of Ovid's career and the place of the Heroides in the development of Augustan poetry.

Mail and Female

Author: Sara H. Lindheim
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299192636
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

In the Heroides, the Roman poet Ovid wittily plucks fifteen abandoned heroines from ancient myth and literature and creates the fiction that each woman writes a letter to the hero who left her behind. But in giving voice to these heroines, is Ovid writing like a woman, or writing "Woman" like a man? Using feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to examine the "female voice" in the Heroides, Sara H. Lindheim closely reads these fictive letters in which the women seemingly tell their own stories. She points out that in Ovid’s verse epistles all the women represent themselves in a strikingly similar and disjointed fashion. Lindheim turns to Lacanian theory of desire to explain these curious and hauntingly repetitive representations of the heroines in the "female voice." Lindheim’s approach illuminates what these poems reveal about both masculine and feminine constructions of the feminine

Ovid Heroides A Selection

Author: John Godwin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474265911
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Ovid's Heroides, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Heroides VI, lines 1–100 and 127–64, and X, lines 1–76 and 119–50. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English, placing the poems in their Roman literary context. The heroines of the Heroides are women in love who can do nothing but write sad verse letters to their faithless lovers across the sea. They tell their stories and express their feelings in poetry of great power and psychological subtlety. Hypsipyle (in VI) and Ariadne (in X) are feminists before feminism, royal ladies who are slaves to their passion – these women are given a voice by Ovid in poetry which is at once simple and sophisticated, heartfelt and yet also full of irony and literary resonance.

Theocritus A Selection

Author: Theocritus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052157420X
Release Date: 1999-02-04
Genre: History

This is the first full-scale commentary on poems by Theocritus since Gow's edition of 1950, and the first to exploit the recent revolution in the study of Hellenistic and Roman poetry; the poems included in this volume (Idylls 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13) are principally the bucolic poems which, through their influence on Virgil, established the Western pastoral tradition. The focus of the commentary is literary - both on how Theocritus exploited the classical heritage for a new type of poetry, and on what that poetry meant in the third century BC. The commentary, together with the introductory essays to each poem, makes a major contribution to the understanding of this extraordinary poetic form. The Introduction explores the meaning of 'bucolic', the presentation of a stylised countryside, the importance of eros in the bucolic world, and Theocritus' verbal and metrical style.

A Companion to Ovid

Author: Peter E. Knox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118556665
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Ovid is a comprehensive overview of one of the most influential poets of classical antiquity. Features more than 30 newly commissioned chapters by noted scholars writing in their areas of specialization Illuminates various aspects of Ovid's work, such as production, genre, and style Presents interpretive essays on key poems and collections of poems Includes detailed discussions of Ovid's primary literary influences and his reception in English literature Provides a chronology of key literary and historical events during Ovid's lifetime

The Cambridge Companion to Ovid

Author: Philip R. Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521775280
Release Date: 2002-05-02
Genre: History

Accessible but exciting critical handbook on one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity.

Ovid s Poetics of Illusion

Author: Philip Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521800870
Release Date: 2002-02-07
Genre: History

A comprehensive treatment of the ways in which Ovid exploits illusion in his poetry.

Brill s Companion to Ovid

Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9004226761
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This collection of essays on Ovid s life, works, and influence is intended to serve as a vade-mecum for all interested in the Roman world s most versatile literary genius. The broad range of subjects and perspectives represented by the Companion s fourteen contributors offers readers the best in contemporary classical scholarship."

Ovid s Lovers

Author: Victoria Rimell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521862196
Release Date: 2006-06-15
Genre: History

Compelling investigation of the question of the male/female relationship, which is central to Ovid's works.