Ovid's Metamorphoses

Ovid's Metamorphoses

by John Nims

ISBN-10: 0966491319

ISBN-13: 9780966491319

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Dry, Paul Books, Incorporated

"The most beautiful book in the English language."—Ezra Pound
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Ovid, Golding, and the Craft of Poetry xiii

The Text xxxvii

Shakespeare's Ovid by Jonathan Bate xli

Book I

The Creation. The Four Ages. The Flood. Deucalion and Pyrrha. Apollo and Daphne. Jove and Jo. Pan and Syrinx.

Book II

Phaethon. Jove and Callisto. Coronis and Apollo. Ocyrhoe.

Mercury and Battus. Mercury and Herse. Aglauros. Jove and Europa.

Book III

Cadmus. Actaeon. Jove and Semele. Echo and Narcissus.

Pentheus and Bacchus.

Book IV

Pyramus and Thisbe. Mars and Venus. Apollo, Leucothoe, and Clytie. Salmacis and Hermaphroditus. Athamas and Ino.

Perseus and Andromeda.

Book V

Perseus and Phineus. Pallas, the Muses, and the Pierides.

Proserpina and Ceres. Arethusa.

Book VI

Arachne. Niobe. Marsyas. Tereus, Procne, and Philomela.

Boreas and Orithyia.

Book VII

Jason and Medea. The Myrmidons. Gephalus and Procris.


Minos and Scylla. Daedalus and Icarus. The Boar of Calydon.

Meleager and Althaea. Philemon and Baucis Erysichthon.

Book IX

Achelous and Hercules. Hercules. Dejanira, and Nessus.

Alcmena. Dryope. Byblis and Caunus. Iphis and Ianthe

Book X

Orpheus and Eurydice. Hyacinth. Pygmalion. Myrrha and Cinyras. Venus and Adonis. Atalanta.

Book XI

Orpheus and the Thracian Women. Midas. Peleus and Thetis.

Daedalion. Ceyx and Alcyone.

The Trojan War. Cygnet. Caenis-Caeneus. The Centaurs and the Lapithae. The Death of Achilles.

Book XII

The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses. The Fall of Troy. Polyxena Polydorus, and Hecuba, Memnon. Aeneas. Acis, Galatea, and Polyphemus. Claucus and Scylla.

Book XIV

Glaucus and Scylla. The Cumaean Sibyl. Achaemenides and Polyphemus. Circe.

Canens and Picus. Aeneas in Italy. Vertumnus and Pomona. Iphis and Anaxarete. The Beginnings of Rome.

Book XV

Numa. Pythagoras. Hippolytus. Cipus. Aesculapius. Julius Caesar.

The Epistle

The Preface to the Reader

Textual Notes

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