Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1998

Publication Source

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

Volume

98

Start Page

307

Last Page

338

DOI

10.2307/311346

Abstract

A more accurate title for this paper might have been "Reading, Writing, Editing, and Translating the Heroides" because it will treat not only of the polar relationship between reader and writer but also of the mediating roles represented by those sometimes troublesome interpreters who stand between them. Accordingly, I will be drawing attention to certain more or less traditional literary issues as well as to a set of philological problems that have tended to inhibit the appreciation of these poems as literature-namely, those problems that crop up in the debate over the authenticity of certain poems and parts of poems in the collection.

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Date Posted: 12 December 2016

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