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Heroides - Ovid, and Isbell, Harold (Notes by)
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The "Heroides", written by Ovid some 2000 years ago, consists of a series of imaginary letters by legendary females of antiquity to their hapless lovers or husbands. The verse letters - purportedly penned by such heroines as Helen, Medea, Penelope, Dido, and Sappho - are the outpourings of women who have been cruelly victimized, yet they are written in the witty and ironic tone for which Ovid is famous. As a source of inspiration for other poets, as a model for the episotolary novel and the dramatic monologue, and as ...

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Heroides 1990, Penguin Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140423556

Trade paperback

Heroides 1972, Allen & Unwin, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9780048740045

Paperback