Metamorphoses (''Transformations'') [NOOK Book]

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The Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid is a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world. ...

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Overview

The Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid is a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world. Completed in 8 AD, it has remained one of the most popular works of mythology, being the Classical work best known to medieval writers and thus having a great deal of influence on medieval poetry.

Table of Contents

BOOK THE FIRST
The Creation of the World
The Golden Age
The Silver Age
The Brazen Age
The Iron Age
The Giants' War
The Transformation of Daphne into a Lawrel
The Transformation of Io into a Heyfer
The Eyes of Argus transform'd into a Peacock's Train
The Transformation of Syrinx into Reeds
BOOK THE SECOND
The Story of Phaeton
Phaeton's Sisters transform'd into Trees
The Transformation of Cycnus into a Swan
The Story of Calisto
The Story of Coronis, and Birth of Aesculapius
Ocyrrhoe transform'd into a Mare
The Transformation of Battus to a Touch stone
The Story of Aglauros, transform'd into a Statue
Europa's Rape
BOOK THE THIRD
The Story of of Cadmus
The Transformation of Actaeon into a Stag
The Birth of Bacchus
The Transformation of Tiresias
The Transformation of Echo
The Story of Narcissus
The Story of Pentheus
The Mariners transform'd to Dolphins
The Death of Pentheus
BOOK THE FOURTH
The Story of Alcithoe and her Sisters
The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe
The Story of Leucothoe and the Sun
The Transformation of Clytie
The Story of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus
The Transformation of Ino and Melicerta to Sea-Gods
The Transformation of the Theban Matrons
Cadmus and his Queen transform'd to Serpents
The Story of Perseus
Atlas transform'd to a Mountain
Andromeda rescu'd from the Sea Monster
The Story of Medusa's Head
BOOK THE FIFTH
The Story of Perseus continu'd
Minerva's Interview with the Muses
The Fate of Pyreneus
The Story of the Pierides
The Song of the Pierides
The Song of the Muses
The Rape of Proserpine
Cyane dissolves to a Fountain
A Boy transform'd to an Eft
The Transformation of Ascalaphus into an Owl
The Daughters of Achelous transform'd to Sirens
The Story of Arethusa
The Transformation of Lyncus
The Pierides transform'd to Magpies
BOOK THE SIXTH
The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider
The Story of Niobe
The Transformation of Niobe
The Peasants of Lycia transform'd to Frogs
The Fate of Marsyas
The Story of Pelops
The Story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela
Boreas in Love
BOOK THE SEVENTH
The Story of Medea and Jason
The Dragon's Teeth transform'd to Men
Old Aeson restor'd to Youth
The Death of Pelias
The Story of Aegeus
The Story of Ants chang'd to Men
The Story of Cephalus and Procris
BOOK THE EIGHTH
The Story of Nisus and Scylla
The Labyrinth
The Story of Daedalus and Icarus
The Story of Meleager and Atalanta
The Transformation of the Naiads
Perimele turn'd into an Island
The Story of Baucis and Philemon
The Changes of Proteus
The Story of Erisichthon
The Description of Famine
The Transformations of Erisichthon's Daughter
BOOK THE NINTH
The Story of Achelous and Hercules
The Death of Nessus the Centaur
The Death of Hercules
The Transformation of Lychas into a Rock
The Apotheosis of Hercules
The Transformation of Galanthis
The Fable of Dryope
Iolaus restor'd to Youth
The Prophecy of Themis
The Debate of the Gods
The Passion of of Byblis
The Fable of Iphis and Ianthe
BOOK THE TENTH
The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice
The Fable of Cyparissus
Hyacinthus transform'd into a Flower
The Transformations of the Cerastae and Propoetides
The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue
The Story of of Cinyras and Myrrha
The Story of Venus and Adonis
BOOK THE ELEVENTH
The Death of Orpheus
The Thracian Women transform'd to Trees
The Fable of Midas
The Building of Troy
The Story of Thetis and Peleus
The Transformation of Daedalion
A Wolf turn'd into Marble
The Story of Ceyx and Alcyone
The House of Sleep
Aesacus transform'd into a Cormorant
BOOK THE TWELFTH
The Trojan War
The House of Fame
The Story of Cygnus
The Story of Caeneus
The Skirmish between the Centaurs and Lapithites
The Story of Cyllarus and Hylonome
Caeneus transform'd to an Eagle
The Fate of Periclymenos
The Death of Achilles
BOOK THE THIRTEENTH
The Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses
The Death of Ajax
The Story of Polyxena and Hecuba
The Funeral of Memnon
The Voyage of Aeneas
The Story of Glaucus and Scylla
BOOK THE FOURTEENTH
The Transformation of Scylla
The Voyage of Aeneas Continu'd
The Transformation of Cercopians into Apes
Aeneas Descends to Hell
The Story of the Sibyll
The Adventures of Achaemenides
The Adventures of Macareus
The Enchantments of Circe
The Story of Picus and Canens
Aeneas Arrives in Italy
The Adventures of Diomedes
The Transformation of Appulus
The Trojan Ships Transform'd to Sea Nymphs
The Deification of Aeneas
The Line of the Latian Kings
The Story of Vertumnus and Pomona
The Story of Iphis and Anaxarete
The Latian Line Continu'd
The Assumption of Romulus
The Assumption of Hersilia
BOOK THE FIFTEENTH
The Pythagorean Philosophy
The Story of Hippolytus
Egeria Transform'd to a Fountain
The Story of Cippus
The Occasion of Aesculapius Being Brought to Rome
The Deification of Julius Caesar
The Reign of Augustus, in which Ovid Flourish'd
The Poet Concludes

Ovid Biography

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605018713
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 827,922
  • File size: 482 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2002

    Don't rely on what B & N has put here!

    Barnes and Noble puts the same review and description on most of the translations of Ovid's Metamorphoses. I only just got my copy of this book so I won't rank it but please do not rely on Barnes and Noble's review and commentary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Question?

    The translation of the book is actually not that bad of a translation, but why is the ebook slightly different from the regular text - cover included?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2004

    Wonderful classical myths interconnected.

    A friend recommended this book and though the stories are sad they are also short. I do not enjoy them as before-sleeping reading. The notes at the end of the book are good because they explain where Ovid takes liberties and is creative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2001

    I love Ovid

    It was that i came to hear of Ovid thru Stanely Kubrick's film 'Eyes wide shut':his name is dropped in the opening Christams party scene by a man who's trying to put the moves on a woman. Forget that anyways:I wondered who he was, i found out he was a writer and i wanted to read something by him, someone told me that i should start with 'The Metamorphoses'. They were correct. It's a wonderful book, most of the myth i am already aware of. Ovid's words and storytelling ability are a truly great thing, there is so much heart in this book. I think it is an eternal classic!!

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