Ovid's Heroides, written in Rome some time between 25 and 16 BC, was once his most popular work. The title translates as ""Heroines."" It is a series of poems in the voices of women from Greek and Roman myth - including Phaedra, Medea, Penelope, and Ariadne - addressed to the men they love. Clare Pollard's new translation rediscovers Ovid's Heroines for the 21st century, with a cast of women who are brave, bitchy, sexy, suicidal, horrifying, heartbreaking, and surprisingly modern. ""This breezily modern take on Heroides is a delight. . . Pollard effortlessly brings legendary Greek and Roman characters like Penelope, Dido, and Medea, and their sorrows, out of myth and into the twenty-first century.""--World Lit. Today February 2014
About Clare Pollard
See more books from this Author
Published December 2, 2013
by Bloodaxe Books Ltd.
Literature & Fiction.