Ovid’s Heroides and the Ethopoeia

Martina Björk

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Description

Were Ovid’s Heroides inspired by the contemporary practice in oratory at schools? The similarity of the poems to the rhetorical exercise ethopoeia has made scholars believe so for many centuries. However, there are very few studies into the matter, and the comparison has been controversial. In this thesis, the author explores the concept of ethopoeia, arguing that it needs to be reassessed and that the term can be successfully applied to Ovid’s famous poems. This discovery provides new perspectives on ancient literary composition and the influence of rhetorical training on the Heroides.

Additional information

Weight 670 g
Dimensions 21 x 155 x 220 mm
Language

English

Number of pages

356

Publication year

2016

Format

Paperback

ISBN

978-91-88473-00-4

ISSN

1100-7931

Volume

22

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