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Ovid, Heroides: A Selection

Author :  Christina Tsaknaki

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  • Country United Kingdom
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN9781350060265
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Info104 p,138 x 216mm
  • CategoriesClassical History / Classical Civilisation
  • Product Weight167 gms.
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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 I lines 1-68, and Heroides VII lines 1-140, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English. Ovid's Heroides is a unique collection of poetry, in which famous mythological heroines write letters to the men who have abandoned them. They offer a new perspective on the otherwise male-centred mythological tradition. Heroides I (from Penelope) and VII (from Dido) respond to the most famous Classical epics, Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid, by presenting a new, less positive, angle on the two famous epic heroes. Through his heroines' unique voices, Ovid plays with literary tradition, inviting us all to take a side: epic heroism or loyalty in love? Resources are available on the Companion Website.

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