Ovid: Metamorphoses / Edition 1

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Overview


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)

This new translation reproduces in modern idiom the graceful, fluent style of one of the great poets of classical antiquity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865160408
  • Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/1988
  • Language: Latin
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 1,272,808
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
A Note on This Translation 3
Bk. I The Shaping of Changes 13
Bk. II Of Mortal Children and Immortal Lusts 49
Bk. III The Wrath of Juno 89
Bk. IV Spinning Yarns and Weaving Tales 121
Bk. V Contests of Arms and Song 157
Bk. VI Of Praise and Punishment 187
Bk. VII Of the Ties that Bind 221
Bk. VIII Impious Acts and Exemplary Lives 261
Bk. IX Desire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries 301
Bk. X The Songs of Orpheus 339
Bk. XI Rome Begins at Troy 367
Bk. XII Around and About the Iliad 405
Bk. XIII Spoils of War and Pangs of Love 435
Bk. XIV Around and About with Aeneas 479
Bk. XV Prophetic Acts and Visionary Dreams 519
Notes 555
Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses 577
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