Reading Ovid: Stories from the Metamorphoses / Edition 1by Peter Jones
Pub. Date: 09/01/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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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