The Heroides

( 1 )

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781120032997
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/26/2009
  • Pages: 570
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Ovid—Publius Ovidius Naso—(43 bce–ce 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Heroides Introduction
I: Penelope to Ulysses
II: Phyllis to Demophoon
III: Briseis to Achilles
IV: Phaedra to Hippolytus
V: Oenone to Paris
VI: Hypsipyle to Jason
VII: Dido to Aeneas
VIII: Hermione to Orestes
IX: Deianira to Hercules
X: Ariadne to Theseus
XI: Canace to Macareus
XII: Medea to Jason
XIII: Laodamia to Protesilaus
XIV: Hypermestra to Lynceus
XV: Sappho to Phaon
XVI: Paris to Helen
XVII: Helen to Paris
XVIII: Leander to Hero
XIX: Hero to Leander
XX: Acontius to Cydippe
XXI: Cydippe to Acontius
Appendix 1: Principal Characters
Appendix 2: Index of Names

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2011

    A Real Gem

    Ovid's words are truly magical. "Heroides" is like an ancient collection of emails and text messeges from mythology's famous individuals, but it is letters instead. My favorite letters are "Paris to Helen", "Helen to Paris", and "Briseis to Achilles". This book is great for those who like to read ancient works and mythology fanatics. Hopefully more and more people will read this collection because it is not as well known as Ovid's other works such as "Metamorphoses" or "Amores". It really is a gem in a treasury of the many works of Ovid.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)