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Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Efrossini Spentzou


This book presents a study which reconstructs the experiences of the abandoned heroines of the Heroides, which have been largely ignored by past criticism. The book seeks ways to isolate, characterize, and release the female voice and experience within Ovid's male-authored text. Building on a wide range of ancient as well as modern images and reflections on gender and writing, the book attempts to map the relationship between gendered sensitivities and experience and generic expression and choices. The book uses the insight gained by the boom of intertextual studies in recent Latin scholarship ... More

Keywords: heroine, gender, writing, Latin scholarship, intertextual studies, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199255689
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Efrossini Spentzou, author
Lecturer in Classics, Royal Holloway, University of London