Ovid: Heroides XVI-XXI

Ovid: Heroides XVI-XXI

by Ovid, Ovid Ovid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521466237

ISBN-13: 9780521466233

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466233
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,118,017
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.63(d)

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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