Metamorphoses - Latin text

Metamorphoses - Latin text

by Ovid

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Overview

Ovid's masterwork, composed of more than two hundred and fifty ancient myths and legends, is presented in its original Latin in this presentable edition.

The Metamorphoses is commonly referred to simply as an 'epic poem', when in actuality the text encompasses a variety of genres in telling stories of magnificent breadth and scale. At times adventure, at times romance, at times horrifying, and at times amusing - the poem spans the depth of human emotion and experience, expressed in the sublime and significant medium of the poetic verse.

Written in the 1st century A.D., The Metamorphoses is thus a supreme chronicle of classical legends and myths. The prevalent polytheistic faiths of the time held that many Gods created the world, with various feuds and adventures between the Godly realms and Earth ensuing for ages thereafter. By the time Ovid authored this work, there were several centuries of myths written and present, which he duly converted into verse form.

In terms of their sheer influence and scope, Ovid's Metamorphoses are scarcely rivaled in all Western literature. Inspiring countless poets from the classical, Medieval, Renaissance and later eras, the text's impact upon the writings of some of Western literature's greatest luminaries cannot be understated. The work deeply affected Shakespeare, Dante, and Chaucer, and also received many beautiful paintings depicting the various episodes within.

Perfect for students and scholars of Latin, classical literature, and the ancient world, this edition of The Metamorphoses is produced complete with no abridgment.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157331955
Publisher: Pantianos Classics
Publication date: 03/16/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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