The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters / Edition 1

The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters / Edition 1

by Ovid
     
 


"This is no small achievement. For the language-lover the translation provides elegant, flowing English verse, for the classicist it conveys close approximation to the Latin meaning coupled with a sense of the movement and rhythmic variety of Ovid's language"—Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor of Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its BimillenniumSee more details below

Overview


"This is no small achievement. For the language-lover the translation provides elegant, flowing English verse, for the classicist it conveys close approximation to the Latin meaning coupled with a sense of the movement and rhythmic variety of Ovid's language"—Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor of Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

"This book fills a gap. There is no similar annotated English translation of Ovid's exile poetry. Thoroughly grounded in Ovidian scholarship, Green's introduction and notes are helpful and informative. The translation is accurate, idiomatic, and lively, closely imitating the Latin elegiac couplet and capturing Ovid's changing moods."—Karl Galinsky, author of Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the Basic Aspects

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520242609
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/18/2005
Edition description:
First Edition, With a New Foreword
Pages:
535
Sales rank:
1,493,667
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword to the 2005 Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments
Map
Introduction
Textual Variants
Abbreviations
Select Bibliography

Tristia
Black Sea Letters

Notes and References
Glossary
Index

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