As D. Fowler (2000) argues, intertextuality is an inherent characteristic of literature that allows a dialogue between heterogeneous materials and thus create a context where the text becomes the history of its readings. Taking into account this concept, we propose to analyze how Ovid reworks the image of the abandoned woman in Heroida X from some Greek and Latin texts and, in particular, from the lament of Ariadne in Catullus, 64, 50-265. As for the role played by the furor in both texts, we can observe, on the one hand, the image of an Ariadne catuliana furens who constantly demands justice and revenge; on the other, the figure of a heroine apparently affected by a furor greater than that. However, it is necessary to bear in mind that the language that Ovid puts in the mouth of the betrayed woman is basically rhetorical, without losing sight of the close relationship between the topic, and the social reality in which the mechanisms of transformation of it happen.
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