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    Ovid: Heroides XVI-XXI: No. 16-21 (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Ovid, Edited by E. J. Kenney, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionThis is Ovid's wittily imagined version of the letters exchanged by three famous pairs of lovers. Heroides XVI-XXI constitute an artfully constructed triptych: Hero and Leander's 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 Ovid's Latin and the appreciation of his poetic art. The Introduction offers the first adequate discussion ever published of the poet's treatment of his literary sources and models, and deals succinctly but decisively with the question of authorship.


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    Title
    Ovid: Heroides XVI-XXI: No. 16-21
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ovid, Edited by E. J. Kenney, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 310 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521466233
    ISBN 10: 0521466237
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    DC22: 871/.01, 871.01
    DC20: 871.01
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    BISAC V2.8: POE008000
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    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADL
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    LC classification: PA6519 .H5 1996
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    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Illustrations note
    indexes
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...the volume provides ample expert assistance for understanding what is going on in each sentence, and in each poem..." James J. O'Hara, New England Classical Journal "...we owe in great part to Kenney's own sound editorial efforts. Teachers and students should get a lot from this text, which earns admiration for both Ovid and Kenney." William S. Anderson, Classical World "...the most advanced undergraduates would profit from using this commentary. For them, for their teachers, and for all professional Latinists, kenney has admirably fulfilled his aim -- 'to help others to appreciate these brilliant poems as warmly' as he himself does." Betty Rose Nagle, The Classical Outlook "Teachers and students should get a lot from this text, which earns admiration for both Ovid and Kenney." William S. Anderson, Classical World
    Back cover copy
    This is Ovid's wittily imagined version of the letters exchanged by three famous pairs of lovers.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: 1. The double letters; 2. The three stories: sources, models, treatment; 3. The 'Gedichtbuch'; 4. Style and authorship; 5. Text and transmission; P. OVIDI NASONIS HEROIDVM EPISTVLAE XVI-XXI; COMMENTARY; Appendix: Greek proper names in Heroides XVI-XXI; Indexes.