The Metamorphoses of Ovid / Edition 1

The Metamorphoses of Ovid / Edition 1

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by Ovid, David R. Slavitt, David R. (Translator) Slavitt
     
 

"Ovid's sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation - often as a result of love or lust - where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid… See more details below

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"Ovid's sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation - often as a result of love or lust - where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic and yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes." The edition contains an introduction discussing the life and work of Ovid as well as a preface to each book, explanatory notes and an index of people, gods and places.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801847981
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/19/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
386,210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
A Note on This Translation3
Bk. IThe Shaping of Changes13
Bk. IIOf Mortal Children and Immortal Lusts49
Bk. IIIThe Wrath of Juno89
Bk. IVSpinning Yarns and Weaving Tales121
Bk. VContests of Arms and Song157
Bk. VIOf Praise and Punishment187
Bk. VIIOf the Ties that Bind221
Bk. VIIIImpious Acts and Exemplary Lives261
Bk. IXDesire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries301
Bk. XThe Songs of Orpheus339
Bk. XIRome Begins at Troy367
Bk. XIIAround and About the Iliad405
Bk. XIIISpoils of War and Pangs of Love435
Bk. XIVAround and About with Aeneas479
Bk. XVProphetic Acts and Visionary Dreams519
Notes555
Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses577

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