Through Mandelbaum’s poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature-classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid-is revealed anew. “[An] extraordinary translation...brilliant” (Booklist). With an Introduction by the Translator.
David R. Slavitt, poet, novelist, critic, and journalist, has published more than fifty books. His translations include the Metamorphoses of Ovid, The Fables of Avianus, the "Eclogues" and "Georgics" of Virgil, and Seneca: The Tragedies, Vols. 1 and 2, all available from Johns Hopkins.
Table of Contents
A Note on this Translation
The Shaping of Changes
Of Mortal Children and Immortal Lusts
The Wrath of Juno
Spinning Yarns and Weaving Tales
Contests of Arms and Song
Of Praise and Punishment
Of the Ties That Bind
Impious Acts and Exemplary Lives
Desire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries
The Songs of Orpheus
Rome Begins at Troy
Around and About the Iliad
Spoils of War and Pangs of Love
Around and about with Aeneas
Prophetic Acts and Visionary Dreams
Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses
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If I could, I would leave a zero star rating. I searched in the ISBN number of the book I required for my college course. I needed the Mandelbaum translation of The Metamorphosis of Ovid. However. I found this page and saw, to my delight, that there was an ebook version of THIS book. THIS version. I happily bought it, but was shocked to find out that the translator is different. It gives NO INDICATION of being a different translation. Barnes and Noble, I am extremely dissatisfied. You need to remove the ebook buyable version from this particular book unless it is the translation of Mendelbaum. I can't even return it, and it's your fault that this mix-up was made.
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