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Heroides: Select Epistles

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Professor Knox offers a commentary on seven of Ovid's 21 epistles in elegaic verse.
Paperback, 340 pages
Published March 8th 2003 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 26th 1996)
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Aug 26, 2013 Jordan rated it liked it
If you want to read/translate the original Latin of the Heroides, this is the version to get. There's over 200 pages of commentary on translation and context that make understanding it super simple. The intro at the front was also pretty interesting. The only drawback is that this is kind of a random selection of the epistles. I really wish this series had a complete collection of the Heroides.
Jul 14, 2013 Grace marked it as partially-read
Too creepy to read in straight sequence.

This summer I read I (Penelope to Ulysses) and II (Phyllis to Demophoon).
Previously I have read VII (Dido to Aeneas) and X (Ariadne to Theseus).

Three to go (it's not a complete collection).
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Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BCE – CE 17/18), known as Ovid (/ˈɒvɪd/) in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet best known for the Metamorphoses, a 15-book continuous mythological narrative written in the meter of epic, and for collections of love poetry in elegiac couplets, especially the Amores ("Love Affairs") and Ars Amatoria ("Art of Love"). His poetry was much imitated during Late ...more
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