“This book will be welcome in every Ovid class taught in the US, especially among teachers and students attuned to the inseparability of language and substance in the Metamorphoses.”
—Barbara Boyd, Bowdoin College
This complete verse translation of Ovid's classical work is illustrated with extensive notes and an index and glossary. To help the reader contend with Ovid's frequent leaps both ahead and back in time, the principle episodes are listed at the beginning of each book and the subsections and digressions marked with indentations. Some footnotes also refer to mythological material Ovid has derived from Greek epic or drama or, occasionally, from later sources. Specific authors referred to in these notes are briefly identified in the index and glossary
Z. Philip Ambrose (Ph.D. Princeton University) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Vermont, where since 1962 he has taught Latin, Greek, and courses in Classics in translation and mythology. He has published in the fields of Greek drama, Latin epic, and the Classical tradition.
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