Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIII / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume presents the Latin text, with an Introduction and full commentary, of Book XIII of the Roman poet Ovid's long work Metamorphoses. It discusses in detail Ovid's treatment of his sources and sets out the ways in which he adapted earlier literature as material for his novel enterprise. Guidance is offered on points of language and style, and the Introduction treats in general terms the themes of metamorphosis and the structure of the poem as a whole.

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

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"...a very worthy addition to the distinguished series in which it appears, maintaining the very highest philological standards while also keeping the needs of students squarely in view; it is especially good to have textual matters discussed so often." Phoenix

"Hopkinson has provided one of the best available tools for reading and teaching the Metamorphoses, in terms of clarity, wit, and attention to poetic nuances." Classical World

"Ovid: Metamorphoses, Book VII, ed., Neil Hopkinson, represents a model edition both in content and explication of the text....This edition is certainly an ideal text for advanced undergraduates and has much to offer graduate students and scholars....The indexes are quite useful and the "passages discussed" section demonstrates the very great influence of Homer." Classical Bulletin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521556200
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 4.84 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Metamorphosis; 2. Structure and themes; 3. Lines 1-398: the Judgment of Arms; 4. Lines 408-571: Hecuba; 5. Lines 576-622: Memnon; 6. Lines 632-704: Anius and his daughters; 7. Lines 13.730-14.222: Acis, Galatea and Polyphemus; Scylla, Glaucus and Circe; The text and apparatus criticus; P. Ovidi Nasonis Metamorphoseon Liber Tertivs Decimvs; Commentary.

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Introduction

Knox, Bernard
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