It was the inspiration for 15 monologues starring 15 separate actors, by 15 playwrights at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2020.[21][22]. [Translated and reprinted from, "Future Reflexive: Two Modes of Allusion and the. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Some critics have argued that the passage in, Hinds (1993) 30 f., a suggestion cited by scholars since almost as a matter of reflex. Ovid: Heroides I Introduction and Latin Text, with Greek Translation by Maximus Planudes edited by Arthur Palmer and Duncan F. Kennedy. The full extent of Ovid's originality in this matter has been a point of scholarly contention: E. J. Kenney, for instance, notes that "novavit is ambiguous: either 'invented' or 'renewed', cunningly obscuring without explicitly disclaiming O[vid]'s debt to Propertius' Arethusa (4.3) for the original idea. Later translations and creative responses to the Heroides include Jean Lemaire de Belges's Premiere Epître de l'Amant vert (1505), Fausto Andrelini's verse epistles (1509–1511; written in the name of Anne de Bretagne), Michel d'Amboise's [fr] Contrepistres d'Ovide (1546), and Juan Rodríguez de la Cámara's Bursario, a partial translation of the Heroides. XVI – XXI) where the heroic lovers address their loves and receive their replies. scribimus et lacrimas, Phylli relicta, tuas. the introduction), and (2002), Kennedy (2002), and Lingenberg (2003). Dickinson Latin Workshop: Ovid’s Heroides July 16–20, 2020. Hypsipyle of Lemnos, born of the people of Bacchus. (1994) "Fantasy, Myth, and Love Letters: Text and Tale in Ovid's, Steinmetz, P. (1987) "Die literarische Form der, Stroh, W. (1991) "Heroides Ovidianae cur epistolas scribant", in G. Papponetti (ed.). Holzberg [1997]). [8] Regardless of absolute dating, the evidence nonetheless suggests that the single Heroides represent some of Ovid's earliest poetic efforts. denique, quisquis erat castris iugulatus Achivis, frigidius glacie pectus amantis erat. Might say, and so too †that woman of Lesbos, beloved of the Aonian lyre.†[6]. Liverpool University Press. One passage in the second book of Ovid's Amores (Am.) For the paradoxical paronomastical combination uir/uirgo, cf. While this situation is far from ideal, we hope it will allow those who could not normally travel to Carlisle to participate. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. This edition is intended to provide students of Latin literature with guidance in the interpretation of these poems. These epistolary poems are written in Latin elegiac couplets (demonstrated here and in depth here), which is a type of meter used in poetry. Written thoughout in elegant elegiac couplets, “The Heroides” were some of Ovid‘s most popular works among his assumed primary audience of Roman women, as well as being highly influential with many later poets. also, on. 1–2, 4–7, 10–11, and very possibly of 12, 13,[10] and 15—could be cited fairly as evidence for the inauthenticity of at least the letters of Briseis (3), Hermione (8), Deianira (9), and Hypermnestra (14), if not also those of Medea (12), Laodamia (13), and Sappho (15). A further set of six poems, widely known as the Double Heroidesand numbered 16 to 21 in modern scholarly editions, follows these individual letters and prese… Ovid talks more about his own life than most other Roman poets. Though even now you may take little pleasure in reading us, Dickinson Latin Workshop: Ovid’s Heroides July 16–20, 2020 The Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop will move online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Since the Amores may well be among the first Latin poems a student encounters, it may be helpful to provide a brief introduction to the rules of Latin prosody (the quantity of individual syllables) and to the reading aloud of elegiac couplets.   at levior demptis poena duobus erit, We who were (not so long ago) the five little books of Naso Letter XIV: Hypermestra to Lynceus: Hypermnestra, one of the fifty daughters of. quodque tenens strictum Dido miserabilis ensem [1] From stolen Briseis is the writing you read, scarce charactered in Greek … [9] Joseph Farrell identifies three distinct issues of importance to the collection in this regard: (1) individual interpolations within single poems, (2) the authorship of entire poems by a possible Ovidian impersonator, and (3) the relation of the Double Heroides to the singles, coupled with the authenticity of that secondary collection. Ovid claimed to have created an entirely new literary genre of fictional epistolary poems. Knox notes that "[t]his passage ... provides the only external evidence for the date of composition of the Heroides listed here. Books and high society were lacking; little Latin was spoken; and the climate was severe. Purser (ed.)] Not through your fault was I claimed by Agamemnon but you failed me Or write what's rendered in the words of Penelope to her Ulysses, Other sources include Seneca the Elder and Quintilian. HEROIDES EPISTLES 11 - 15, TRANSLATED BY GRANT SHOWERMAN XI. They may not have the great emotional range or the often sharp political irony of Ovid‘s “Metamorphoses”, but they do have keen portraiture and a matchless rhetorical virtuosity. Orpheus in the Underworld (Penguin 60s) Heroides – Ovid – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature. BRISEIS TO ACHILLES. The Heroides (The Heroines),[1] or Epistulae Heroidum (Letters of Heroines), is a collection of fifteen epistolary poems composed by Ovid in Latin elegiac couplets and presented as though written by a selection of aggrieved heroines of Greek and Roman mythology in address to their heroic lovers who have in some way mistreated, neglected, or abandoned them. Selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses: Baucis and Philemon/Acis, Galatea, and Polyphemus/Narcissus and Echo/Pentheus (Longman Latin Reader) Ovid $8.79. sive Menoetiaden falsis cecidisse sub armis, flebam successu posse carere dolos. ‘vir’, ‘virago’, ‘virgo’, ‘virtus’, ‘vis’. sanguine Tlepolemus Lyciam tepefecerat hastam; 20 Tlepolemi leto cura novata mea est. P. OVIDI NASONIS EPISTVLAE HEROIDVM VII. (ei mihi, praeceptis urgeor ipse meis!) Rahn, H. (1963) "Ovids elegische Epistel", Smith, R. A. Author: Paul Murgatroyd Publisher: Taylor & Francis ISBN: 1351758942 Size: 46.47 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi View: 812 Get Books This volume offers up-to-date translations of all 21 epistles of Ovid’s Heroides. The single Heroides are written from the viewpoints of the following heroines (and heroes). [11] Stephen Hinds argues, however, that this list constitutes only a poetic catalogue, in which there was no need for Ovid to have enumerated every individual epistle. While Saint-Gelais' translation does not do full justice to the original, it introduced many non-Latin readers to Ovid's fictional letters and inspired many of them to compose their own Heroidean-style epistles. 4. (Alas! Letter XIX: Hero to Leander: In response, Hero reiterates the constancy of her love for Leander, but counsels him not to venture out until the sea is calm. early] phase of O[vid]'s career," a position which has not advanced significantly since that comment was made. Written thoughout in elegant elegiac couplets. (1998) Heroides I w/ Notes & Comm. Other studies, eschewing direct engagement with this issue in favour of highlighting the more ingenious elements—and thereby demonstrating the high value—of individual poems in the collection, have essentially subsumed the authenticity debate, implicating it through a tacit equation of high literary quality with Ovidian authorship. What you're reading—this letter came from your ravished Briseis, What well-being she herself will lack unless you give it her. The words you read come from stolen Briseis, an alien who has learned some Greek. Ovid $14.19 - $33.11. Ovid: Amores I (BCP Latin Texts) (Bk. Yet he also wrote a Medea, now unfortunately lost. Letter I: Penelope to Ulysses: Penelope, wife of Ulysses (the Greek hero of the Trojan War, known as Odysseus in Greek), ignorant of the cause of her husband’s absence after the fall of Troy and solicitous for his return, chides him for his long stay, and urges him to come home to his wife and family, as he now has no reasonable excuse for his absence.Letter II: Phyllis to Demophoon: Phyllis, the daughter of Lycurgus of Thrace, complains to Demophoon, the son of King Theseus of Athens (whom she had met after his return from the Trojan War) of his breach of faith in not returning to marry her as he had promised, threatening to bring a violent death on herself if he continues to neglect her.Letter III: Briseis to Achilles: Briseis (who had been carried off by the Greek hero Achilles during the Trojan War, but then stolen away by the jealous Agamemnon) blames Achilles for his over-violent reaction and entreats him to accept Agamemnon’s peace offers and to take up arms against the Trojans again.Letter IV: Phaedra to Hippolytus: Theseus’ wife Phaedra confesses her love to Hippolytus (Theseus’ son by the Amazon Hyppolita) in Theseus’ absence, and tries to inspire him with a mutual tenderness, despite their near relationship.Letter V: Oenone to Paris: The nymph Oenone writes to Paris (son of Priam and Hecuba and a prince of Troy, although brought up secretly by shepherds), complaining that he has unfairly abandoned her, and warning him against the wiles of the beautiful but fickle Helen.Letter VI: Hypsipyle to Jason: Hypsipyle, queen of the isle of Lemnos, complains that Jason had abandoned her, pregnant, during his quest for the Golden Fleece, and warns him against his new mistress, the enchantress Medea.Letter VII: Dido to Aeneas: Queen Dido of Carthage, who has been seized with a violent passion for Aeneas (the Greek hero of the Trojan War), tries to divert him from his intention to leave Carthage in order to pursue his destiny in Italy, and threatens to put an end to her own life if he should refuse her.Letter VIII: Hermione to Orestes: Hermione, promised by her father Menelaus to Achilles’ son Pyrrhus, admonishes her true love Orestes, to whom she was previously betrothed, advising him that she might easily be recovered from the hands of Pyrrhus.Letter IX: Deianeira to Hercules: Deianeira upbraids her unfaithful husband Hercules for his unmanly weakness in pursuing Iole, and tries to awaken in him a sense of his past glory, but, belatedly hearing of the fatal effects of the poisoned shirt she had sent him in her anger, she exclaims against her own rashness and threatens to end her own life.Letter X: Ariadne to Theseus: Ariadne, who had fled with Theseus after the slaying of the Minotaur, accuses him of perfidy and inhumanity after he left her on the isle of Naxos in preference for her sister, Phaedra, and tries to move him to compassion by a mournful representation of her misery.Letter XI: Canace to Macareus: Canace, daughter of Aeolus (the god of the winds) pathetically represents her case to her lover and brother Macareus, whose son she had borne, inveighing against her father’s cruel command that she take her own life as punishment for her immorality.Letter XII: Medea to Jason: The enchantress Medea, who aided Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece and fled with him, charges him with ingratitude and perfidy after he transfers his love to Creusa of Corinth, and threatens a speedy revenge unless he restores her to her former place in his affections.Letter XIII: Laodamia to Protesilaus: Laodamia, wife of the Greek general Protesilaus, endeavours to dissuade him from engaging in the Trojan War and particularly warns him against being the first Greek to set foot on Trojan ground lest he suffer the prophecies of an oracle.Letter XIV: Hypermestra to Lynceus: Hypermnestra, one of the fifty daughters of Danaus (and the only one who had spared her husband Lynceus from Danaus’ treachery), advises her husband to flee back to his father, Aegyptus, and begs him to come to her assistance before Danaus has her killed for her disobedience.Letter XV: Sappho to Phaon: The Greek poet Sappho, resolved to throw herself off a cliff when her lover Phaon abandons her, expresses her distress and misery and tries to soothe him to softness and a mutual feeling. In the third book of his Ars Amatoria, Ovid argues that in writing these fictional epistolary poems in the personae of famous heroines, rather than from a first-person perspective, he created an entirely new literary genre. Letter XX: Acontius to Cydippe: Cydippe, a lady of high rank and beauty from the isle of Delos, has solemnly sworn to marry the young, poor Acontius, but has been promised in the meantime by her father to someone else, only avoiding that marriage thus far due to a fever. Accipe, Dardanide, moriturae carmen Elissae; quae legis a nobis ultima verba legi. And Hippolytus's sire, and Hippolytus himself may read— Ovid: The Heroides A complete English translation Home; Download; Heroides I-VII. Pygmalion: and Related Readings. The Heroides take the form of letters addressed by famous mythological characters to their partners expressing their emotions at being separated from them, pleas for their return, and allusions to … (Classical Association of New England), Arena, A. That which Paris and Macareus, and that also which oh-so-ungrateful Jason, 3.345–6 and Epistulae ex Ponto 4.16.13–14, would then be interpolations introduced to establish the imitations as authentic Ovid). This your Penelope sends to you, too-slow Ulysses; I, your hostess, Demophoon—I, your Phyllis of Rhodope—. And what pitiable Dido, holding now the blade unsheathed, [19], Classics scholar W. M. Spackman argues the Heroides influenced the development of the European novel: of Helen's reply to Paris, Spackman writes, "its mere 268 lines contain in embryo everything that has, since, developed into the novel of dissected motivations that is one of our glories, from La Princesse de Clèves, Manon Lescaut and Les Liaisons Dangereuses to Stendhal and Proust".[20]. scribimus et lacrimas, Phylli relicta, tuas, A translation in rhymed couplets by Daryl Hine appeared in 1991. Questions of authenticity, however, have often inhibited the literary appreciation of these poems. has been adduced especially often in this context: quod licet, aut artes teneri profitemur Amoris Ovid is today best known for his grand epic, Metamorphoses, and elegiac works like the Ars Amatoria and Heroides. The Loeb Classical Library presents the Heroides with Amores in Ovid I. Penguin Books first published Harold Isbell's translation in 1990. An Aeolid, who has no health herself, sends it to an Aeolid. All notes refer to works listed in the Bibliography, below. The Heroides were long held in low esteem by literary scholars[2] but, like other works by Ovid, were re-evaluated more positively in the late 20th century. Ovid, Heroides 3. Heroides. with an English translation) and Goold, G. P. (2nd edition revised) (1986), Roebuck, L. T. [18] A translation, Les Vingt et Une Epistres d'Ovide, was made of this work at the end of the 15th century by the French poet Octavien de Saint-Gelais, who later became Bishop of Angoulême. Yvonne LeBlanc, "Queen Anne in the Lonely, Tear-Soaked Bed of Penelope: Rewriting the, "Review of: Ovid's Heroides: Select Epistles", "15 Heroines: The Labyrinth review – defiant women rise up from the myths | Theatre | The Guardian", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Heroides&oldid=988491981, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Cf. Hinds, S. (1993) "Medea in Ovid: Scenes from the Life of an Intertextual Heroine", ___. aut quod Penelopes verbis reddatur Ulixi, Tarrant, R. J. In addition, there are three pairs of double letters (Nos. [3] Arguably some of Ovid's most influential works (see below), one point that has greatly contributed to their mystique—and to the reverberations they have produced within the writings of later generations—is directly attributable to Ovid himself. This trend is visible especially in the most recent monographs on the Heroides. [completed by L.C. Ovid - The Heroides: a new complete downloadable English translation. The Nymph sends words you ordered her to write. (1898). the arguments of, e.g. Dido Aeneae. Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE 17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. For fuller discussion see D. S. Raven, Latin Metre: an Introduction (Cambridge, 1965). The Heroides is a collection of 21 poems in elegiac couplets. (1999) "First Among Women: Ovid, and the Traditions of ‘Exemplary' Catalogue", in, Kennedy, D. F. (1984) "The Epistolary Mode and the First of Ovid's.   Are now three; their author preferred his work this way over that. P. OVIDIVS NASO (43 B.C. This is the first intermediate-student edition of a selection from Ovid's Heroides.Heroides VI, lines 1–100 and 127–64, and Heroides X, lines 1–76 and 119–50 are included as Latin text with an accompanying commentary and vocabulary.Focusing on a deliberately limited number of poems, this edition is designed to be manageable for students reading … e.g. For the grid of relationships between VIGOR and VIRGO, see Maltby, R., A lexicon of ancient Latin etymologies (Leeds 1991) s.vv. A few of these lines are blurred by falling tears, tears which are as heavy as my words. Whether this is true or not, the “Heroides” certainly owe much of their heritage to the founders of Latin love elegy – Gallus, Propertius and Tibullus – as evidenced by their metre and their subject matter. Kennedy (1984) and Hinds (1999). CANACE TO MACAREUS [1] If aught of what I write is yet blotted deep and escapes your eye, ‘twill be because the little roll has been stained by its mistress’ blood. Dardanian, receive this song of dying Elissa: Hermione speaks to one lately her cousin and husband, A letter, that shares her feelings, sent to Alcides. Ovid] originated this sort of composition"). If it is right to complain, my lover and lord, I complain. – 17 A.D.) METAMORPHOSES. Aen. About Selections from Ovid Heroides. Prosody. "[4] In spite of various interpretations of Propertius 4.3, consensus nevertheless concedes to Ovid the lion's share of the credit in the thorough exploration of what was then a highly innovative poetic form. Books XVI to XXI Ovid $4.19 - $9.79. 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. [12] This assertion has been widely persuasive, and the tendency amongst scholarly readings of the later 1990s and following has been towards careful and insightful literary explication of individual letters, either proceeding under the assumption of, or with an eye towards proving, Ovidian authorship. Tomis was a semi-Hellenized port exposed to periodic attacks by surrounding peoples. Perhaps the most successful of these were the Quatre Epistres d'Ovide (c. 1500) by André de La Vigne [fr], a friend and colleague of Saint-Gelais. Portrait of Penelope, extracted from Ovid’s Heroides , c. 1500 2.18, as well as Ars am. (1995) Review of Hintermeier (1993), "Continuities", 9–28. A further set of six poems, widely known as the Double Heroides and numbered 16 to 21 in modern scholarly editions, follows these individual letters and presents three separate exchanges of paired epistles: one each from a heroic lover to his absent beloved and from the heroine in return.   With two books swept away your pain will be lighter. dicat et †Aoniae Lesbis amata lyrae.†, I do what I may—either profess the arts of tender love As Peter E. Knox notes, "[t]here is no consensus about the relative chronology of this [sc. (1995) "Ovidio e l'ideologia augustea: I motivi delle, Courtney, E. (1965) "Ovidian and Non-Ovidian, ___. Liber I: Liber II: Liber III: Liber IV: Liber V: Liber VI: Liber VII: Liber VIII: Liber IX With Ovid's word as the only viable evidence on the matter, the existence of a second edition of the Amores is widely regarded as potentially questionable (cf. The Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop will move online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. And your tearful tale too, forsaken Phyllis— quod Paris et Macareus et quod male gratus Iason The Heroides consist of 15 poems that have mythological females address their heroic lovers. in particular the recent dissertations-turned-published-monographs of Lindheim (2003), Spentzou (2003), and Fulkerson (2005). Casali, S. (1992) "Enone, Apollo pastore, e l'amore immedicabile: giochi ovidiani su di un topos elegiaco", ___. “Heroides” (“The Heroines”), also known as “Epistulae Heroidum” (“Letters of Heroines”) or simply “Epistulae”, is a collection of fifteen epistolary poems (poems in the form of letters) by the Roman lyric poet Ovid, published between 5 BCE and 8 CE. Hippolytique parens Hippolytusque legant, And your tearful tale too, forsaken Phyllis—, And Hippolytus's sire, and Hippolytus himself may read—, Might say, and so too †that woman of Lesbos, beloved of the Aonian lyre.†, The reader is to understand that the letters, Knox (1995) 6. [5] Exact dating is hindered not only by a lack of evidence, but by the fact that much of what is known at all comes from Ovid's own poetry. Letter XXI: Cydippe to Acontius: In response, Cydippe claims that Acontius had ensnared her by artifice, although she gradually softens to a compliance and ends with a wish that their marriage may be consummated without delay. Ovid arrived at his place of exile in the spring of 9 ce.   tres sumus; hoc illi praetulit auctor opus. (1998) "Echtheitskritik: Ovidian and Non-Ovidian, Heinze, T. (1991–93) "The Authenticity of Ovid, Palmer, A. 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. She, who sends this, wishes loving greetings to go to whom it's sent: Hypermestra sends this letter to her one cousin of many, When these letters, from my eager hand, are examined, Showerman, G. (ed. Even now, left to the wild beasts, she might live, cruel Theseus. Letter XVI: Paris to Helen: The Trojan prince Paris, deeply enamoured of the beautiful Helen of Sparta, informs her of his passion and insinuates himself into her good graces, eventually resorting to promises that he will make her his wife if she will flee with him to Troy.Letter XVII: Helen to Paris: In response, Helen at first rejects Paris’ proposals with a counterfeit modesty, before gradually opening herself more plainly and ultimately showing herself quite willing to comply with his scheme.Letter XVIII: Leander to Hero: Leander, who lives across the Hellespont Sea from his illicit lover Hero and regularly swims across to meet her, complains that a storm is preventing him from joining her, but vows to brave even the bad storm rather than be deprived of her company for much longer.Letter XIX: Hero to Leander: In response, Hero reiterates the constancy of her love for Leander, but counsels him not to venture out until the sea is calm.Letter XX: Acontius to Cydippe: Cydippe, a lady of high rank and beauty from the isle of Delos, has solemnly sworn to marry the young, poor Acontius, but has been promised in the meantime by her father to someone else, only avoiding that marriage thus far due to a fever. Information about his biography is drawn primarily from his poetry, especially Tristia 4.10, which gives a lengthy autobiographical account of his life. Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE –17 CE ), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Verg. Scorned Medea, the helpless exile, speaks to her recent husband. Acontius writes to Cydippe, claiming that the fever was sent by Diana as a punishment of the breach of the vow Cydippe had made to him in Diana’s temple. Sic ubi fata vocant, udis abiectus in herbis Charles Simmons, The Metamorphoses of Ovid, Books XIII and XIV, 13.507 Cross-references to this page (2): P. Ovidius Naso, Art of Love, Remedy of Love, Art of Beauty, Court of Love, History of Love, Amours , A Note on the Translations The Heroides (The Heroines), or Epistulae Heroidum (Letters of Heroines), are a collection of fifteen epistolary poems composed by Ovid in Latin elegiac couplets, and presented as though written by a selection of aggrieved heroines of Greek and Roman mythology, in address to their heroic lovers who have in some way mistreated, neglected, or abandoned them. Holzberg, N. (1997) "Playing with his Life: Ovid's 'Autobiographical' References", This page was last edited on 13 November 2020, at 14:42. The exact dating of the Heroides, as with the overall chronology of the Ovidian corpus, remains a matter of debate. Ovid. Sed bene consuluit casto deus aequus amori. Ovid’s first work, the Amores (The Loves), had an immediate success and was followed, in rapid succession, by the Epistolae Heroidum, or Heroides (Epistles of the Heroines), the Medicamina faciei (“Cosmetics”; Eng. (1981) "The Authenticity of the Letter of Sappho to Phaon". The paired letters of the Double Heroides are not outlined here: see the relevant section of that article for the double epistles (16–21). http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Perseus:text:1999.02.0068:text=Ep. Ovid's Heroides, a collection of twenty-one epistles in elegiac verse, consists of two groups, the first comprising fourteen poems addressed by heroines of mythology to their absent lovers or husbands. It just seems so hokey, and I feel like the need to work everything so it rhymes warps the translation a lot. Ovid survives in his poetry (his tragedy Medea is lost), the most important of which, in probable order of composition, are: Amores (c. 20 b.c.e. ut iam nulla tibi nos sit legisse uoluptas, I'm beset by my own teachings!) Qui modo Nasonis fueramus quinque libelli, My right hand holds the pen, a drawn blade the other holds, and the paper lies unrolled in my lap. The Introduction also includes a general account of Ovid's career and the place of the Heroides in the development of Augustan poetry. Heroides (Heroines) I n this collection of elegiac couplets, Ovid represents letters from famous women in mythology, writing to their husbands and lovers about the things they experienced. Letter XI: Canace to Macareus: Canace, daughter of Aeolus (the god of the winds) pathetically represents her case to her lover and brother Macareus, whose son she had borne, inveighing against her father’s cruel command that she take her own life as punishment for her immorality. [2] Discussion of these issues has been a focus, even if tangentially, of many treatments of the Heroides in recent memory. The quotations highlighted are the opening couplets of each poem, by which each would have been identified in medieval manuscripts of the collection: The Heroides were popularized by the Loire valley poet Baudri of Bourgueil in the late eleventh century, and Héloïse used them as models in her famous letters to Peter Abelard. Acontius writes to Cydippe, claiming that the fever was sent by Diana as a punishment of the breach of the vow Cydippe had made to him in Diana’s temple.Letter XXI: Cydippe to Acontius: In response, Cydippe claims that Acontius had ensnared her by artifice, although she gradually softens to a compliance and ends with a wish that their marriage may be consummated without delay. Hippolytique parens Hippolytusque legant, (ed.) Latin version with word-by-word translation (Perseus Project): Passer, deliciae meae puellae (Catullus 2), Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus (Catullus 5), Miser Catulle, desinas ineptire (Catullus 8), http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Perseus:text:1999.02.0085:poem=1. See esp. The Heroides (The Heroines), or Epistulae Heroidum (Letters of Heroines), is a collection of fifteen epistolary poems composed by Ovid in Latin elegiac couplets and presented as though written by a selection of aggrieved heroines of Greek and Roman mythology in address to their heroic lovers who have in some way mistreated, neglected, or abandoned them. The double poems were probably composed later, and the collection as a whole was not published until until somewhere between 5 BCE and 8 CE. Isbell's translation uses unrhymed couplets that generally alternate between eleven and nine syllables. Recommending parts of his poetic output as suitable reading material to his assumed audience of Roman women, Ovid wrote of his Heroides: "vel tibi composita cantetur Epistola voce: | ignotum hoc aliis ille novavit opus" (Ars Amatoria 3.345–6: "Or let an Epistle be sung out by you in practiced voice: unknown to others, he [sc. [13] On the other hand, some scholars have taken a completely different route, ascribing the whole collection to one[14] or two[15] Ovidian imitators (the catalogue in Am. trans. The only collection of Heroides attested by O[vid] therefore antedates at least the second edition of the Amores (c. 2 BC), and probably the first (c. 16 BC) ..."[7] On this view, the most probable date of composition for at least the majority of the collection of single Heroides ranges between c. 25 and 16 BC, if indeed their eventual publication predated that of the assumed first edition of the Amores in that latter year. (ed.) 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