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Heroides Arguably some of Ovid's most influential works (see below), one point that has greatly contributed to the mystique of the "Heroides"—and to the reverberations they have produced within the writings of later generations—is directly attributable to Ovid himself. In the third book of his "Ars Amatoria", Ovid argues that in writing these fictional epistolary poems in the personae of famous heroines, rather than from a first-person perspective, he created an entirely new literary genre. Recommending parts of his poetic output as suitable reading material to his assumed audience of Roman women, Ovid wrote of his "Heroides": "vel tibi composita cantetur Epistola voce: | ignotum hoc aliis ille novavit opus" ("Ars Amatoria" : "Or let an Epistle be sung out by you in practiced voice: unknown to others, he ["sc." Ovid] originated this sort of composition”). The full extent of Ovid's originality in this matter has been a point of scholarly contention: E. J. Kenney, for instance, notes that ""novavit" is ambiguous: either 'invented' or 'renewed', cunningly obscuring without explicitly disclaiming O[vid]'s debt to Propertius' "Arethusa" (4.3) for the original idea." In spite of various interpretations of Propertius 4.3, consensus nevertheless concedes to Ovid the lion's share of the credit in the thorough exploration of what was then a highly innovative poetic form.
Heroides The paired letters of the "Double Heroides" are not outlined here: see the relevant section of that article for the double epistles (16–21). The single "Heroides" are written from the viewpoints of the following heroines (and heroes). The quotations highlighted are the opening couplets of each poem, by which each would have been identified in medieval manuscripts of the collection:
Heroides A further set of six poems, widely known as the "Double Heroides" and numbered 16 to 21 in modern scholarly editions, follows these individual letters and presents three separate exchanges of paired epistles: one each from a heroic lover to his absent beloved and from the heroine in return.
Heroides For references specifically relating to that subject, please see the relevant bibliography of the "Double Heroides".
Heroides As an example following these lines, for some time scholars debated over whether this passage from the "Amores"—corroborating, as it does, only the existence of "Her." 1–2, 4–7, 10–11, and very possibly of 12, 13, and 15—could be cited fairly as evidence for the "in"authenticity of at least the letters of Briseis (3), Hermione (8), Deianira (9), and Hypermnestra (14), if not also those of Medea (12), Laodamia (13), and Sappho (15). Stephen Hinds argues, however, that this list constitutes only a "poetic" catalogue, in which there was no need for Ovid to have enumerated every individual epistle. This assertion has been widely persuasive, and the tendency amongst scholarly readings of the later 1990s and following has been towards careful and insightful literary explication of individual letters, either proceeding under the assumption of, or with an eye towards proving, Ovidian authorship. Other studies, eschewing direct engagement with this issue in favour of highlighting the more ingenious elements—and thereby demonstrating the high value—of individual poems in the collection, have essentially subsumed the authenticity debate, implicating it through a tacit equation of high literary quality with Ovidian authorship. This trend is visible especially in the most recent monographs on the "Heroides". On the other hand, some scholars have taken a completely different route, ascribing the whole collection to one or two Ovidian imitators (the catalogue in "Am." 2.18, as well as "Ars am." 3.345–6 and "Epistulae ex Ponto" 4.16.13–14, would then be interpolations introduced to establish the imitations as authentic Ovid).
Heroides Classics scholar W. M. Spackman argues the "Heroides" influenced the development of the European novel: of Helen's reply to Paris, Spackman writes, "its mere 268 lines contain in embryo everything that has, since, developed into the novel of dissected motivations that is one of our glories, from "La Princess de Clèves, Manon Lescaut", and "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", to Stendhal and Proust."
Heroides The Heroides ("The Heroines"), or Epistulae Heroidum ("Letters of Heroines"), is a collection of fifteen epistolary poems composed by Ovid in Latin elegiac couplets and presented as though written by a selection of aggrieved heroines of Greek and Roman mythology in address to their heroic lovers who have in some way mistreated, neglected, or abandoned them.
Heroides The exact dating of the "Heroides", as with the overall chronology of the Ovidian corpus, remains a matter of debate. As Peter E. Knox notes, "[t]here is no consensus about the relative chronology of this ["sc." early] phase of O[vid]'s career," a position which has not advanced significantly since that comment was made. Exact dating is hindered not only by a lack of evidence, but by the fact that much of what is known at all comes from Ovid's own poetry. One passage in the second book of Ovid's "Amores" ("Am.") has been adduced especially often in this context:
Heroides Knox notes that "[t]his passage ... provides the only external evidence for the date of composition of the "Heroides" listed here. The only collection of "Heroides" attested by O[vid] therefore antedates at least the second edition of the "Amores" (c. 2 BC), and probably the first (c. 16 BC) ..." On this view, the most probable date of "composition" for at least the majority of the collection of single "Heroides" ranges between c. 25 and 16 BC, if indeed their eventual "publication" predated that of the assumed first edition of the "Amores" in that latter year. Regardless of absolute dating, the evidence nonetheless suggests that the single "Heroides" represent some of Ovid's earliest poetic efforts.
Heroides Questions of authenticity, however, have often inhibited the literary appreciation of these poems. Joseph Farrell identifies three distinct issues of importance to the collection in this regard: (1) individual interpolations within single poems, (2) the authorship of entire poems by a possible Ovidian impersonator, and (3) the relation of the "Double Heroides" to the singles, coupled with the authenticity of that secondary collection. Discussion of these issues has been a focus, even if tangentially, of many treatments of the "Heroides" in recent memory.