This volume presents the Latin text, with an Introduction and full commentary, of Book XIII of the Roman poet Ovid's long work Metamorphoses. It discusses in detail Ovid's treatment of his sources and sets out the ways in which he adapted earlier literature as material for his novel enterprise. Guidance is offered on points of language and style, and the Introduction treats in general terms the themes of metamorphosis and the structure of the poem as a whole.
Introduction: 1. Metamorphosis; 2. Structure and themes; 3. Lines 1-398: the Judgment of Arms; 4. Lines 408-571: Hecuba; 5. Lines 576-622: Memnon; 6. Lines 632-704: Anius and his daughters; 7. Lines 13.730-14.222: Acis, Galatea and Polyphemus; Scylla, Glaucus and Circe; The text and apparatus criticus; P. Ovidi Nasonis Metamorphoseon Liber Tertivs Decimvs; Commentary.