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Metamorphoses
     

Metamorphoses

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by Ovid, Stanley Lombardo, W. R. Johnson
 

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ISBN-10: 1603843086

ISBN-13: 9781603843089

Pub. Date: 09/15/2010

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.


This cohesive collection of stories from Greek and Roman mythology recounts tales of recorded transformations. Comprised of over fifty stories, it chronicles the legends of King Midus, Daedalus, Icarus, Hercules, and the Trojan War, making this the definitive work of classical mythology.

THE MYTHOLOGICAL MASTERPIECE...Newly repackaged and "virtually

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This cohesive collection of stories from Greek and Roman mythology recounts tales of recorded transformations. Comprised of over fifty stories, it chronicles the legends of King Midus, Daedalus, Icarus, Hercules, and the Trojan War, making this the definitive work of classical mythology.

THE MYTHOLOGICAL MASTERPIECE...Newly repackaged and "virtually perfect. (The New York Times Book Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603843089
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Pages:
538
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

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

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Metamorphoses 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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