Composed of the letters exchanged between three sets of famous lovers, the poems are about Paris and Helen of Troy, Hero and Leander and Acontius and Cydippe, as Ovid imagined them. The text includes the first commentary in any language since 1898 on these double letters.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: 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.