Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

A New Verse Translation

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Penguin Putnam
Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a result of love or lust—where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic and yet playful, Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.

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Baker & Taylor
A new translation in hexameter verse of Ovid's narrative poem embraces more than two hundred mythical tales linked by the theme of transformation, incorporating many famed myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome.

Baker
& Taylor

Ovid's narrative poem embracing more than two hundred mythical tales dealing with the theme of transformation and change ranges from the creation of the world to the deification of the Emperor Augustus, incorporating many famed myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome. Reprint.

Publisher: London : Penguin, 2004
ISBN: 9780140447897
014044789X
Branch Call Number: 871 OVID
Characteristics: xli, 723 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Raeburn, D. A.

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