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Heroides

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(4,3 Sterne; 5 Bewertungen)

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) (5 hr 14 min)

Chapters

01 - Penelope to Ulysses

9:56

Read by Julie VW

02 - Phyllis to Demophoon

11:28

Read by Anna Simon

03 - Briseis to Achilles

12:53

Read by Philippa

04 - Phaedra to Hippolytus

11:28

Read by Kalynda

05 - Oenone to Paris

12:03

Read by Julie VW

06 - Hypsipyle to Jason

12:14

Read by Anna Simon

07 - Dido to Aeneas

16:20

Read by Julie VW

08 - Hermione to Orestes

9:13

Read by SopranoHarmony

09 - Deianira to Hercules

12:26

Read by MorganScorpion

10 - Ariadne to Theseus

13:07

Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)

11 - Canace to Macareus

9:33

Read by Anna Simon

12 - Medea to Jason

15:37

Read by Leni

13 - Laodamia to Protesilaus

12:17

Read by Ransom

14 - Hypermnestra to Lynceus

12:13

Read by Julie VW

15 - Sappho to Phaon

16:06

Read by Anna Simon

16 - Paris to Helen

32:47

Read by Graham Redman

17 - Helen to Paris

20:37

Read by Philippa

18 - Leander to Hero

21:43

Read by Andrew Coleman

19 - Hero to Leander

16:50

Read by Julie VW

20 - Acontius to Cydippe

18:22

Read by woggy298

21 - Cydippe to Acontius

17:23

Read by Kalynda

Bewertungen

I will listen to this again and again.

(5 Sterne)

I picked this randomly and am happy I did. These letters are full of passion and are a must read for every romantic soul.