Ovid Heroides: A Selection

Ovid Heroides: A Selection

by John Godwin

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474265911
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

John Godwin was for many years Head of Classics at Shrewsbury School, UK. His publications include Ovid: Metamorphoses III An Extract (Bloomsbury 2013), Lucretius (Ancients in Action series, Bloomsbury 2004) and editions of Lucretius De Rerum Natura Books IV and VI and Catullus Poems 61-68.

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