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Metamorphoses: A New Translation
     

Metamorphoses: A New Translation

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by Ovid, Charles Martin, Bernard Knox
 

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ISBN-10: 039332642X

ISBN-13: 9780393326420

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post
Ovid's epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino

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"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post
Ovid's epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Martin's Metamorphoses will be the translation of choice for contemporary readers in English. This volume also includes endnotes and a glossary of people, places, and personifications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393326420
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
597
Sales rank:
146,745
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Acknowledgmentsxxv
A Note on this Translation3
Book IThe Shaping of Changes13
Book IIOf Mortal Children and Immortal Lusts49
Book IIIThe Wrath of Juno89
Book IVSpinning Yarns and Weaving Tales121
Book VContests of Arms and Song157
Book VIOf Praise and Punishment187
Book VIIOf the Ties That Bind221
Book VIIIImpious Acts and Exemplary Lives261
Book IXDesire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries301
Book XThe Songs of Orpheus339
Book XIRome Begins at Troy367
Book XIIAround and About the Iliad405
Book XIIISpoils of War and Pangs of Love435
Book XIVAround and about with Aeneas479
Book XVProphetic Acts and Visionary Dreams519
Notes555
Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses577

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