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Heroides

Publius (Ovid) Ovidius Naso

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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

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 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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:24