Heroides

Publius (Ovid) OVIDIUS NASO (c. 43 BC - 18 AD), translated by UNKNOWN ( - )

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)

Genre(s): Classics (Antiquity), Epistolary Fiction, Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Penelope to Ulysses Julie VW
00:09:56
Play 02 02 - Phyllis to Demophoon Anna Simon
00:11:28
Play 03 03 - Briseis to Achilles Philippa
00:12:53
Play 04 04 - Phaedra to Hippolytus Kalynda
00:11:28
Play 05 05 - Oenone to Paris Julie VW
00:12:03
Play 06 06 - Hypsipyle to Jason Anna Simon
00:12:14
Play 07 07 - Dido to Aeneas Julie VW
00:16:20
Play 08 08 - Hermione to Orestes SopranoHarmony
00:09:13
Play 09 09 - Deianira to Hercules MorganScorpion
00:12:26
Play 10 10 - Ariadne to Theseus Kristin Hughes
00:13:07
Play 11 11 - Canace to Macareus Anna Simon
00:09:33
Play 12 12 - Medea to Jason Leni
00:15:37
Play 13 13 - Laodamia to Protesilaus Ransom
00:12:17
Play 14 14 - Hypermnestra to Lynceus Julie VW
00:12:13
Play 15 15 - Sappho to Phaon Anna Simon
00:16:06
Play 16 16 - Paris to Helen Graham Redman
00:32:47
Play 17 17 - Helen to Paris Philippa
00:20:37
Play 18 18 - Leander to Hero Andrew Coleman
00:21:43
Play 19 19 - Hero to Leander Julie VW
00:16:50
Play 20 20 - Acontius to Cydippe woggy298
00:18:22
Play 21 21 - Cydippe to Acontius Kalynda
00:17:23