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LATN 350: Seminar in Latin Literature: Ovid (HC): Using Editions, Commentaries, and Translations

Latin 350: Seminar in Latin Literature: Ovid (Mulligan) Spring 2016



You can find many translations of Ovid's works in Tripod.  One way to see a group of choices is to search Ovid as an AUTHOR + the Latin TITLE of the work and then limit the results in the Language category to English:  Author/Creator:ovid AND Keyword:heroides  = 71 records

Another way to find translations is to search Ovid as an AUTHOR + the genre of the work as a SUBJECT again limiting the results to English:  Author/Creator:ovid AND Subject:love poetry  = 30 records

  • Amores  (Translation by Tom Bishop) 


You can see a comprehensive list of Ovid's works in English by searching the AUTHOR ovid 43 bc* along with limiting the results to English and SORTING to see the newest first  =  423 records     


To find a text in Latin, search in TRIPOD, the tri-college library catalog.
You can search by Author or by Title

        Standard Editions
1) Loeb Classical Library       Now also available digitally (as the Loeb Classical Library Online)
A series of Latin and Greek texts with facing page English translations.  Currently published by Harvard University Press but started in 1912 by the publisher William Heinemann.  The critical apparatus is minimal at best and should be supplemented by a more scholarly edition.  

2)  Oxford Classical Texts - Search Scriptorum classicorum bibliotheca Oxoniensis and the author Ovid. This series of Ancient Latin and Greek texts includes critical notes.  In recent years introductions appear in English; earlier introductions were in Latin.  

3) Cambridge green and yellow series - Search: "Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics"  and the author Ovid.    The series of Ancient Greek and Latin texts includes commentaries that address literary issues as well as grammatical ones.  

4)  Teubner Series - Search Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana and Ovid as an author. Also a series of Ancient Latin and Greek texts with critical notes.  Teubner has been publishing longer than Oxford and has the greatest number of texts available in modern editions with extensive notes.  



Amores: text, prolegomena, and commentary. Edited by J. C. McKeown.  F. Cairns, 1987. Three volumes now available.

Ovid. Amores. Book One.  Edited by William Turpin.  Dickinson College Commentaries, 2012.

Ovid's Amores, Book one: a commentary.  Edited by Maureen B. Ryan.  University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.

Ars amatoria

Ars amatoria, book 3. Edited by Christopher M. Brunelle.  Oxford University Press, 2015.

Ars amatoria, book 3. Edited by Roy K. Gibson.  Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Ars amatoria, book I.  Edited by A. S. Hollis.  Clarendon Press, 1989.



Fasti  Book One.  Edited by Matthew Robinson.  Oxford University Press, 2011.



Heroides 11, 13, and 14.  Edited by James Reeson.  Brill, 2001.

Heroides 16 and 17: Introduction, text and commentary. Edited by A. N. Michalopoulos.  Francis Cairns, 2006    

Heroides XVI–XXI.  Edited by E. J. Kenney.  Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Heroides. Select Epistles.  Edited by Peter E. Knox. Cambridge University Press, 1995.



Metamorphoses X.  Edited by Lee Fratantuono.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

Metamorphoses Book XIV.  Edited by K. Sara Myers.  Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Metamorphoses Book XIII.  Edited by Neil Hopkinson.  Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Ovid's Metamorphoses. Books 1-5.  Edited by William Scovil Anderson.  University of Oklahoma Press, 1997.


Remedia amoris

Remedia amoris.  Edited by A. A. R. Henderson. Scottish Academic Press, 1979.



 A Commentary on Ovid, Tristia, Book 2.  Edited by Jennifer Ingleheart. Oxford University Press, 2010.