Entries Tagged as 'Ovid Heroides'

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Phaedra to Hippolytus, part 2 (Ovid, Heroides 4.37-84

Phaedra wants to take up hunting like Hippolytus and is driven to the extremes of mental derangement. Perhaps it is some family curse that the women of her Cretan line all suffer in love (Europa, Pasiphae, Ariadne)? Phaedra describes how attractive she found Hippolytus when she first saw him at Eleusis. See Peter J. Davis, […]

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Phaedra to Hippolytus (Ovid, Heroides 4.1-36)

Quā, nisi tū dederis, caritūra est ipsa, salūtem mittit Amāzoniō Cressa puella virō. perlege, quodcumque est: quid epistula lēcta nocēbit? tē quoque in hāc aliquid quod iuvet esse potest; hīs arcāna notīs terrā pelagōque feruntur.   5 īnspicit acceptās hostis ab hoste notās. ter tēcum cōnāta loquī ter inūtilis haesit lingua, ter in prīmō restitit ōre […]

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Briseis to Achilles part 1 (Ovid, Heroides 3.1-66)

There are still a couple of days left to sign up to join me and Chun Liu of Peking University for an online workshop reading Ovid’s Heroides, July 15-20, 2020: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/dcc/2020/05/03/2020-ovid-heroides-online-workshop-announcement/ Deadline to register is July 1, 2020. Quam legis, ā raptā Brīsēide littera vēnit, vix bene barbaricā Graeca notāta manū. quāscumque adspiciēs, lacrimae fēcēre litūrās; […]

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Phyllis to Demophoon part 2 (Ovid, Heroides 2.49-148)

Join me and Chun Liu of Peking University for an online workshop reading Ovid’s Heroides, July 15-20, 2020: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/dcc/2020/05/03/2020-ovid-heroides-online-workshop-announcement/ crēdidimus blandīs, quōrum tibi cōpia, verbīs; crēdidimus generī nōminibusque tuīs;       50 crēdidimus lacrimīs—an et hae simulāre docentur? hae quoque habent artēs, quāque iubentur, eunt? dīs quoque crēdidimus. quō iam tot pignora nōbīs? parte satis potuī quālibet […]

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

Phyllis to Demophoon, part 1: Ovid, Heroides 2.1-48

Hospita, Dēmophoōn, tua tē Rhodopēia Phyllis ultrā prōmissum tempus abesse queror. cornua cum lūnae plēnō semel orbe coīssent, lītoribus nostrīs ancora pacta tua est— lūna quater latuit, tōtō quater orbe recrēvit;                     5 nec vehit Actaeās Sīthonis unda ratēs. tempora sī numerēs—bene quae numerāmus amantēs— nōn venit ante suam nostra querēla diem. Spēs quoque lenta […]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Penelope to Odysseus, part 3 (Ovid, Heroides 1.75-116)

This is the third and last episode on Heroides 1. If you love Ovid’s Heroides, consider joining Chun Liu (Professor of Comparative Literature at Peking University) and me at the Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop (online this year), July 15-20, 2020. http://blogs.dickinson.edu/dcc/2019/11/06/dickinson-summer-latin-workshop-ovid-heroides/ Penelope imagines that Odysseus, who has the same desires as most men, might have taken up […]

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Penelope to Odysseus part 2 (Ovid, Heroides 1.37-74)

If you love Ovid’s Heroides, consider joining Chun Liu (Professor of Comparative Literature at Peking University) and me at the Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop (online this year), July 15-20, 2020. http://blogs.dickinson.edu/dcc/2019/11/06/dickinson-summer-latin-workshop-ovid-heroides/ Omnia namque tuō senior tē quaerere missō rettulerat nātō Nestor, at ille mihi. rettulit et ferrō Rhēsumque Dolōnaque caesōs, utque sit hic somnō prōditus, […]

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Penelope to Odysseus part 1 (Ovid, Heroides 1.1-36)

Here begins what I plan to be a series on Ovid’s Heroides, in preparation for an open online seminar on the Heroides with Chun Liu of Peking University, July 16-20, 2020. We will read and discuss several of the Heroides together. Please sign up and join us! Penelope starts by letting Odysseus know she feels […]