Ovid in English

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Witty, erotic, sceptical and subversive, Ovid (c. 43BC-AD17) has been a seminal presence in English literature from the time of Chaucer and Caxton to Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney. This superb selection brings together complete elegies from the Amores, Heroides and poems of exile as well as many self-contained episodes from the longer works, vividly revealing both the sheer variety of Ovid's genius and the range of his impact on the English imagination.
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Overview

Witty, erotic, sceptical and subversive, Ovid (c. 43BC-AD17) has been a seminal presence in English literature from the time of Chaucer and Caxton to Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney. This superb selection brings together complete elegies from the Amores, Heroides and poems of exile as well as many self-contained episodes from the longer works, vividly revealing both the sheer variety of Ovid's genius and the range of his impact on the English imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140446692
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.84 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Further Reading
Table of Dates
from The Book of the Duchess 1
The Former Age 6
from The Legend of Good Women 9
from Confessio Amantis 4 and 5 16
from Methamorphoseos 6 27
Helen to Paris 31
from The fable of Ouid treting of Narcissus 42
from Metamorphosis 1, 8 and 15 44
The Heroycall Epistles 5 76
from Ibis 83
de Tristibus 3.4 88
from The Faerie Queene 3 91
from Muiopotmos 93
The Third part of the Countesse of Pembrokes Yuychurch 97
from The Metamorphosis of Pigmalions Image 98
All Ovids Elegies 1.1, 1.5, 2.4, 2.18, 3.2 and 3.7 103
from the Art of Love 1 115
from Troia Britanica 117
from Pleasant Dialogues and Dramma's 119
from the Remedie of Loue 125
from Poetaster I 127
from Salmacis and Hermaphroditus 129
from The Remedy of Loue 133
from The Tempest 134
from Metamorphosis 2, 3, 8 and 10 136
Tristia 1.3 and 3.7 148
Heroical Epistles 4 155
De Tristibus 5.13 161
from Festivalls 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 164
To Posteritie 176
from Narcissus or the Self-Lover 181
from Hesperides 188
Tristium 5.3 190
De Ponto 4.3 192
Dido to AEneas 195
Elegies 2.19 202
from Metamorphoses 1, 13 and 10 204
from Art of Love I 218
Amours 2.4 220
Elegy 2.6 223
de Fastis 2 225
Earl of Rochester, To Love 232
Penelope to Ulysses 234
Lender's Epistle to Hero 235
Icarus 237
Sapho to Phaon 239
from The Fable of Dryope 247
from Metamorphoses 2 248
from Remedy of Love 254
from Metamorphoses 7 258
from Metamorphoses 9 264
from Acis and Galatea 266
from Metamorphoses 10 268
Baucis and Philemon 273
from Art of Love 1 279
Ajax's Speech to the Grecian Knabbs 285
from Fasti 5 298
from Metamorphoses 6 299
Ovid to His Wife 301
Tristia 5.12 305
from Midas: A Drama in two acts 308
from Mary Shelley's Proserpine: A Drama in Two Acts 309
Deianira to Hercules 313
Ars Amatoria 3 321
from Empedocles on Etna, Act II. 121-90 322
The Poet's Master 325
The Wooing O' It 325
The Tables 326
Ovid in Exile: At Tomis, in Bessarabia, near the mouths of the Danube 328
In Praise of Minerva 331
In praise of Venus 332
Ovid in Defeat 333
from Fasti 3 336
from The Art of Love 3 337
from Metamorphoses 4 338
from Metamorphoses 7 340
from The Art of Love 3 342
from Remedies for Love 343
from Metamorphoses 14 345
Amores 3.9 347
from Metamorphoses 351
Amores 1.4 352
from The Art of Love 2 355
from Black Sea Letters 3.1 357
Heroides 15 358
from Metamorphoses 1 and 4 368
Amores 1.9 372
from Cosmetics for Ladies 374
Tristia 1,6 and 4,3 374
from Metamorphoses 3 378
Ovid in Love 2.(Amores II, XI) 380
Heroines 12 382
from Metamorphoses 5 390
from Creation/Four Ages/Flood 391
Deucalion and Pyrrha 395
Death of Orpheus 396
from Roman Holidays 1, 3, 4 and 6 400
List of Editions 404
Index of Translated Passages 409
Index of Translators 412
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