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Readers and Writers in Ovid's HeroidesTransgressions of Genre and Gender$
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Efrossini Spentzou

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255689

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.001.0001

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Getting Down To Essentials?

Getting Down To Essentials?

(p.1) 1 Getting Down To Essentials?
Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides

Efrossini Spentzou

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a brief description of the recent increase in studies on Ovid's Heroides. It then discusses the main goal of the book, which is to characterize the feminine voice in the male-authored text. An overview of the succeeding chapters is presented.

Keywords:   Ovid, Heroides, female voice, heroines

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