"Students and instructors alike will find Knox's observations on Ovid's language, style, and meter, as well as his notes on single words and phrase, comprehensive and stimulating. The bibliography and indexes are thorough and up-to-date. Highly recommended..." Choice
"Peter Knox, an outstanding Ovidian Scholar, has produced a typically thorough, in many ways excellent, commentary on a selection of Heroides for the Cambridge "yellow and green" series." Sergio Casali, The Classical Journal
"Knox provides an introduction to Ovid's Heroides, useful for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional classicists. Moreover, careful study of the notes can serve as an excellent introduction to the broader topic of Ovidian language, style, and metrics." Betty Rose Nagle, Classical World
Über das Produkt
Professor Knox provides the first full-scale commentary in English in this century on a selection from Ovid's Heroides, a collection of letters in elegiac verse supposedly addressed by heroines of mythology to their absent lovers or husbands. This edition is intended to provide students of Latin literature with guidance in the interpretation of these poems. The Introduction also includes a general account of Ovid's career and the place of the Heroides in the development of Augustan poetry.