The Resource Heroides : Amores, Ovid ; with an English translation by Grant Showerman, (electronic resource ;)

Heroides : Amores, Ovid ; with an English translation by Grant Showerman, (electronic resource ;)

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Heroides : Amores
Title
Heroides
Title remainder
Amores
Statement of responsibility
Ovid ; with an English translation by Grant Showerman
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  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
In Heroides, Ovid (43 BCE-17CE) allows legendary women to narrate their memories and express their emotions in verse letters to absent husbands and lovers. Ovid's Amores are three books of elegies ostensibly about the poet's love affair with his mistress Corinna.
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43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
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Ovid
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA6156
LC item number
.O953 2014
Literary form
poetry
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1870-1935
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  • Goold, G. P.
  • Showerman, Grant
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library ;
Series volume
41
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  • Ovid
  • Love poetry, Latin
  • Love poetry, Latin
  • Women
  • Elegiac poetry, Latin
  • Epistolary poetry, Latin
  • Love poetry, Latin
  • Love-letters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mythology, Classical
  • Women
Summary expansion
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE-17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his Ars Amatoria, and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry, a kindly man, leading a temperate life. He died in exile. Ovid's main surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, not moral but clever and in parts beautiful; Heroides, fictitious love letters by legendary women to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and similar Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry came naturally to Ovid, who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ovid is in six volumes
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general
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Heroides : Amores, Ovid ; with an English translation by Grant Showerman, (electronic resource ;)
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Includes index
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multicolored
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unknown
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • revised by G.P. Goold.
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1 online resource
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online
Specific material designation
remote
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(MaCbHUP)hup0000141
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Heroides : Amores, Ovid ; with an English translation by Grant Showerman, (electronic resource ;)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • revised by G.P. Goold.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MaCbHUP)hup0000141
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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