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Ovid Heroides XVI-XXI

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ISBN-10: 0521466237

ISBN-13: 9780521466233

Edition: 1996

Authors: Ovid, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter, E. J. Kenney

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This is Ovids wittily imagined version of the letters exchanged by three famous pairs of lovers. Heroides XVI-XXI constitute an artfully constructed triptych: Hero and Leanders tragedy of high romance and fleeting happiness framed by two ironic comedies, that of Paris and Helen distinctly black, that of Acontius and Cydippe ending the book on a note of tantalising ambiguity. This is the first edition of these poems with commentary in any language since 1898. It provides a substantially improved text, together with all the guidance needed by students for the understanding of Ovids Latin and the appreciation of his poetic art. The Introduction offers the first adequate discussion ever…    
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List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/21/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict of Augustus to remote Tomis on the Black Sea because of a poem and an indiscretion. Miserable in provincial exile, he died there ten years later. His brilliant, witty, fertile elegiac poems include Amores (Loves), Heroides (Heroines), and Ars Amatoris (The Art of Love), but he is perhaps best known for the Metamorphoses, a marvelously imaginative compendium of Greek mythology where every story alludes to a change in…    

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Introduction
The double letters
The three stories: sources, models, treatment
The +Gedichtbuch+
Style and authorship
Text and transmission
P. Ovidi Nasonis Heroidvm Epistvlae Xvi-Xxi
Commentary
Appendix: Greek proper names in Heroides XVI-XXI
Indexes