The Metamorphoses

The Metamorphoses

by Ovid
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ISBN-10:
1420933957
ISBN-13:
9781420933956
Pub. Date:
01/01/2009
Publisher:
Neeland Media
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The Metamorphoses

Perhaps one of the most influential works ever written, "The Metamorphoses" is an epic and narrative poem by the Roman writer Ovid. Finished in 8 AD, this work, organized into fifteen books, combines a stunning arrangement of mythological tales that are masterfully connected by a theme of transformation, most often through love. Beginning with the world's creation, the poet utilizes unparalleled wit to describe the history of the world, incorporating the most commonly known Greek and Roman myths and legends of his time in a style both dramatic and mischievous. Ovid's often sensuous poems weave together the tales of Daedalus and Icarus, Pygmalion, Persueus and Andromeda, the Trojan War, and the deification of Augustus, frequently changing the human men and women into remarkable beings through magic that rivals the gods. The best known classical work to writers during the medieval period and influencing other great artists such as Shakespeare and Titian, "The Metamorphoses" is a work that will continue to endure and inspire throughout the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420933956
Publisher: Neeland Media
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(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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Metamorphoses 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this book and though the stories are sad they are also short. I do not enjoy them as before-sleeping reading. The notes at the end of the book are good because they explain where Ovid takes liberties and is creative.
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