[CLASSICS] Heroides, by Publius Ovidius Naso -km

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Post by Leni » September 15th, 2008, 7:55 pm

Heroides by Publius Ovidius Naso.

This book was cataloged on July 14, 2009. The audio files have been transferred to Internet Archive and are available at: http://librivox.org/heroides-by-ovid/

The Heroides, also known as the Heroines, the Letters of the Heroines or simply as Epistles are a very famous collection of poems by Ovid, not only for their interesting subject - letters by famous mythological characters addressed to their beloved ones - but also because it's considered by some the first example of the Epistle as a literary genre - a statement made by Ovid himself in his Ars Amatoria. The book as we have it nowadays consists of 21 letters, divided in two parts. The first is composed of fifteen letters presented as if written by a female mythological character to her lover; the second part, also known as Double Heroides, brings three pairs of letters, being the first in each pair supposedly written by a hero, and the second one, the heroine's response to the first letter. Along with the Metamorphoses and the Ars Amatoria, the Heroides were one of the most influential works of Ovid, not only in the Antiquity, but also throughout the Middle Ages and up to Modern times.(Summary by Leni)

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The letters you will be reading assume a knowledge of mythology not very common today. So, if you would like to get acquainted with the stories referred to in the material you will be reading, see below:

Section 1 - Penelope, Trojan War
Section 2 - Phyllis, Demophoon (King of Athens)
Section 3 - Briseis, Achilles, Trojan War
Section 4 - Phaedra(mythology), Hippolytus (mythology)
Section 5 - Oenone, Trojan War
Section 6 - Hypsipyle, Jason
Section 7 - Dido (queen of Carthage), Aeneid
Section 8 - Orestes (mythology), Hermione (mythology)
Section 9 - Deianira
Section 10 - Ariadne, Theseus
Section 11 - Canace, Aeolus
Section 12 - Medea, Jason
Section 13 - Protesilaus, Trojan War
Section 14 - Hypermnestra, Lynceus
Section 15 - Phaon,Sappho
Section 16 - Helen, Trojan War
Section 17 - Helen, Trojan War
Section 18 - Hero and Leander
Section 19 - Hero and Leander
Section 20 - Acontius
Section 21 - Acontius
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    Artist: Ovid
    Album: Heroides

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Post by russiandoll » September 16th, 2008, 3:10 am

Oh, wonderful, Leni! Can I read Briseis to Achilles and Helen to Paris, please?
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Post by Leni » September 16th, 2008, 8:35 am

russiandoll wrote:Oh, wonderful, Leni! Can I read Briseis to Achilles and Helen to Paris, please?
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Oooh, sections claimed before the MW is up!

Sure thing, those sections are yours. And I think I'm keeping Medea to myself. :twisted:

Now, would you happen to know any Paris who would be willing to write...errr... read a letter to you, Helen? :mrgreen:
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Post by kristin » September 16th, 2008, 9:09 am

Can I read 10: Ariadne to Theseus?
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Post by kmerline » September 16th, 2008, 10:13 am

Wow, great going! I think I'm done with the M.C. part; now Leni can continue!

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Post by Leni » September 16th, 2008, 10:15 am

kristin wrote:Can I read 10: Ariadne to Theseus?
Sure! :D
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Post by AGSec » September 16th, 2008, 12:02 pm

Oh dear! Only three male sections - and I think I'm too old for any of them!

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Hang on! Is that my underwear on the stick?

:shock:
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Post by Leni » September 16th, 2008, 12:07 pm

AGSec wrote:Oh dear! Only three male sections - and I think I'm too old for any of them!

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Hang on! Is that my underwear on the stick?

:shock:
That's the miracle of the recorded word - no one really knows how old you are! Soooo... what section did you claim again? :mrgreen:

Your underwear? :shock:
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Post by AGSec » September 16th, 2008, 1:19 pm

O.K.. I'll take a chance on Paris. (He's well worth a mess!)

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Post by Leni » September 16th, 2008, 4:23 pm

AGSec wrote:O.K.. I'll take a chance on Paris. (He's well worth a mess!)

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[quote=P. Ovidius Naso]Oh ye wretched youth![/quote]

Section 16 is yours! :lol:
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Post by SopranoHarmony » September 16th, 2008, 9:42 pm

I'd like to take section 8, Hermione, please. I read a translation of this for a mythology class in high school-- time permitting, you might see me calling for more sections! :D

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Post by Leni » September 17th, 2008, 9:08 am

SopranoHarmony wrote:I'd like to take section 8, Hermione, please. I read a translation of this for a mythology class in high school-- time permitting, you might see me calling for more sections! :D

~Lauren (SopranoHarmony)
That's great, section 8 is yours.

Btw, you had a very creative teacher... Hermione is certainly not one of the most famous characters, and the Heroides, as far as I know, aren't the first resource teachers use for Mythology classes - the Metamorphoses are much more common, at least here.
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Post by kmerline » September 17th, 2008, 10:35 am

We're off to readers wanted!

Leni, I seem to remember that someone else wrote answers to these letters - but if true, I have no idea what era, of what language?

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Post by Leni » September 17th, 2008, 12:19 pm

kmerline wrote:We're off to readers wanted!

Leni, I seem to remember that someone else wrote answers to these letters - but if true, I have no idea what era, of what language?
Hmmm...after you mentioned that, it seemed to me that it rang a bell, but I couldn't place it. After some research, I found out that I indeed had heard about replies to the letters, during a conference I attended in 2003 ( :shock: that's why it was just a vague memory...). There are 3 replies written by Sabinus - so, in Latin - in 1567. It seems there is also another reply, "Aeneas to Dido", that appeared in print in 1600, but the authorship is debated. This one, it seems, is in English.

With some more research I could probably find the texts of these letters, but I don't know if they're worth adding to this project.
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Post by SopranoHarmony » September 20th, 2008, 11:54 am

Leni wrote:Btw, you had a very creative teacher... Hermione is certainly not one of the most famous characters, and the Heroides, as far as I know, aren't the first resource teachers use for Mythology classes - the Metamorphoses are much more common, at least here.
Oh, I remember now! We did book projects in Latin class (same teacher as myth) and I read the entire Heroides for one of those. It was partly because I was doing myth as an independent study at the same time, reading the Metamorphoses (yes, the more common choice)...

... but my teacher certainly was a creative one. That's part of the reason that one of my majors is classics.
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