Reading Ovid: Stories from the Metamorphoses / Edition 1

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Overview

Presents a selection of stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the most famous and influential collection of Greek and Roman myths in the world. It includes well-known stories like those of Daedalus and Icarus, Pygmalion, Narcissus and King Midas. The book is designed for those who have completed an introductory course in Latin and aims to help such users to enjoy the story-telling, character-drawing and language of one of the world's most delightful and influential poets. The text is accompanied by full vocabulary and grammar notes, with assistance based on two widely used beginners' courses, Reading Latin and Wheelock's Latin. Essays at the end of each passage point up important detail and show how the logic of each story unfolds, while study sections offer questions for discussion and ways of thinking further about the passage. No other intermediate text is so carefully designed to make reading Ovid a pleasure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521613323
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Cambridge Intermediate Latin Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Sales rank: 389,689
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Jones is well known as an author, journalist, lecturer and publiciser of classics. He is the founding President of Friends of Classics and regularly contributes columns, reviews and features on classical topics in the national media in the UK. His books include Learn Latin (1998), An Intelligent Person's Guide to Classics (2002) and (with Keith Sidwell) Reading Latin (1986).

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Glossary of technical literary terms; Notes for the reader; Translating Ovid; Metre; Suggestions for further reading; 1. Deucalion and Pyrrha, Metamorphoses 1.348-415; 2. Cupid, Apollo and Daphne, Metamorphoses 1.452-567; 3. Io (and Syrinx), Metamorphoses 1.583-746; 4. Phaethon, Metamorphoses 2.150-216, 227-238, 260-71, 301-39; 5. Diana and Actaeon, Metamorphoses 3.138-252; 6. Juno and Semele, Metamorphoses 3.253-315; 7. Tiresias, Metamorphoses 3.316-38; 8. Echo and Narcissus, Metamorphoses 3.339-510; 9. Pyramus and Thisbe, Metamorphoses 4.55-166; 10. Arethusa, Metamorphoses 5.572-641; 11. Minerva and Arachne, Metamorphoses 6.1-145; 12. Cephalus and Procris, Metamorphoses 7.694-756, 796-862; 13. Minos, Ariadne, Daedalus and Icarus, Metamorphoses 8.152-235; 14. Baucis and Philemon, Metamorphoses 8.626-724; 15. Byblis, Metamorphoses 9.517-665; 16. Orpheus, Metamorphoses 10.8-63, 11.1-66; 17. Pygmalion, Metamorphoses 10.243-97; 18. Venus and Adonis, Metamorphoses 10.519-739; 19. Midas, Metamorphoses 11.100-45; Total learning vocabulary.

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