Ovid: Heroides XVI-XXI

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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.

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"...the volume provides ample expert assistance for understanding what is going on in each sentence, and in each poem..." James J. O'Hara, New England Classical Journal

"...we owe in great part to Kenney's own sound editorial efforts. Teachers and students should get a lot from this text, which earns admiration for both Ovid and Kenney." William S. Anderson, Classical World

"...the most advanced undergraduates would profit from using this commentary. For them, for their teachers, and for all professional Latinists, kenney has admirably fulfilled his aim — 'to help others to appreciate these brilliant poems as warmly' as he himself does." Betty Rose Nagle, The Classical Outlook

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521466233
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • 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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