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Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

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This is the first book-length study to reconstruct the experiences of the abandoned heroines of the Heroides, which have been largely ignored by past criticism. Bringing together a broad range of ancient and modern critical thought, Dr. Spentzou isolates the voices of landmark female figures of the classical myth, releasing them from Ovid's male text.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 8th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 13th 2003)
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Judy
Mar 24, 2014 Judy rated it really liked it
For literary specialists, and especially those interested in feminist-inspired explorations of Latin poetry.
As well as considering gendered experience and expression, Spentzou touches on other aspects of women's writing - not least of these being the way Ovid's heroines rewrite their well-known, but formerly male-authored, stories, and place themselves at the centre of the tale. Moreover, she helpfully draws attention to numerous symbolic and metaphorical elements the texts, de-emphasising sourc
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Jul 02, 2012 Ash marked it as reference
Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender by Efrossini Spentzou (2003)
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