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Author Fulkerson, Laurel, 1972-

Title The Ovidian heroine as author : reading, writing, and community in the Heroides / Laurel Fulkerson
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 187 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Reading dangerously: Phyllis, Dido, Ariadne, and Medea; Reading the future?: Hypsipyle, Medea, and Oenone; Benefits of communal writing: Canace and Hypermestra; A feminine reading of epic: Briseis and Hermione; Reading magically: Deianira and Laodamia; Reading like a virgin: Phaedra and Ariadne; Caveat lector: thoughts on gender and power; Appendix: The authenticity (and "authenticity") of Heroides 15; Bibliography; Index; Index Locorum
Summary This works represents a new departure in the treatment of Ovid's Heroides, letters by women deserted by men. It portrays the women as agents rather than victims, employing textual strategies for their own ends. Combining traditional scholarship with recent criticism, it is required reading for any student of Latin literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-170) and index
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Subject Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. Heroides.
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. -- Technique.
Authorship in literature.
Books and reading in literature.
Epistolary poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Heroines in literature.
Love-letters in literature.
Mythology, Classical, in literature.
Women authors in literature.
Women in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511128002 (electronic bk.)
0511482175 (electronic bk.)
9780511128004 (electronic bk.)
9780511482175 (electronic bk.)