Reading Latin: Ovid Metamorphoses Book X and Heroides

Birgitta Hoffmann

Ovid is possibly the most versatile of the Augustan poets, ranging from the light-hearted banter of the Ars Amatoria to the regrets of the Tristia. But the best-known poem is probably the Metamorphoses, a collection of mythological stories that included the transformation of one of the protagonists.

Known since the Middle Ages, these stories became the inspiration of much art and sculpture as well as G.B. Shaw’s Pygmalion.

This term we will finish with the stories in Book X and then begin with Ovid’s Heroides.

Newcomers are always welcome, but should ensure that they are familiar with Latin Grammar and vocabulary at roughly A-level or beyond. Feel free to ask to come for a trial session if you are unsure.

Reading list:
Any edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses or Heroides will do. The poems are available online.

Day: Mondays          Time: 14.00-15.30 BST
10 sessions, starting on 25th September 2023, with a half-term break at 23rd October

Venue/Virtual Learning Environment


Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£120 n/a 4 7

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to the address below. If you would like to pay via BACS or Paypal please contact Birgitta Hoffmann for details. The Eventbrite page can be found at:

Birgitta Hoffmann
55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL

email: mobile: 07377 791 562


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