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Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 9781603844970
Genre : Poetry
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Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such misconceptions are unlikely to survive a reading of Lombardo's rendering, which vividly mirrors the brutality, sadness, comedy, irony, tenderness, and eeriness of Ovid's vast world as well as the poem's effortless pacing. Under Lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor anyone else need fear nodding off. The translation is accompanied by an exhilarating Introduction by W. R. Johnson that unweaves and reweaves many of the poem's most important themes while showing how the poet achieves some of his most brilliant effects. An analytical table of contents, a catalog of transformations, and a glossary are also included.

Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 0253200016
Genre : Poetry
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The romantic poet of ancient Rome expresses his passion for life in poems that explore the diverse aspects of love

Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 0393058107
Genre : Poetry
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A new translation of the epic Roman poem on the dynamics of change seeks to remain faithful to the author's original text and reflects Ovid's themes of speed and liveliness.

Ovid S Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 0806128941
Genre : Drama
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Ovid's Metamorphosesis a weaving-together of classical myths, extending in time from the creation of the world to the death of Julius Caesar. This volume provides the Latin text of the first five books of the poem and the most detailed commentary available in English of these books.

Ovid S Metamorphoses

Author : Elaine Fantham
ISBN : 0195154096
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time. Each volume sets the work in its literary and historical context, and aims to offer a balanced and engaging assessment of its content, artistry, and purpose. A brief survey of the influence of the work upon subsequent generations is included to demonstrate its enduring relevance and power. All quotations from the original are translated into English. Ovid's Metamorphoses have been seen as both the culmination of and a revolution in the classical epic tradition, transferring narrative interest from war to love and fantasy. This introduction considers how Ovid found and shaped his narrative from the creation of the world to his own sophisticated times, illustrating the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginative fantasy of flight, monsters, magic, and illusion. Elaine Fantham introduces the reader not only to this marvelous and complex narrative poem, but to the Greek and Roman traditions behind Ovid's tales of transformation and a selection of the images and texts that it inspired.

The Metamorphoses Of Ovid

Author : Michael Simpson
ISBN : 1558493999
Genre : Poetry
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Composed in Latin in the early years of the 1st century by the Roman poet Ovid, the Metamorphoses presents a collection of tales of transformation based on Greek mythology and legend. Michael Simpson's prose translation of Ovid's masterpiece in the rapid and direct American idiom aims to catch the swiftness and clarity of the Latin original. His introduction sketches the poet's life, describes his extant works, discusses his unusual exile to the west coast of the Black Sea (where he died) and provides a useful context for reading the Metamorphoses. Simpson has also prepared extensive endnotes that serve as mini essays, illuminating the manifold aspects of the poem and offering commentary and interpretation that should enable readers to enter Ovid's magical world and enjoy its richness.

Metamorphoses

Author : Mary Zimmerman
ISBN : 9780810119802
Genre : Drama
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This play is based on David R. Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Monologues.

Ovid S Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 0801870607
Genre : History
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This landmark translation of Ovid was acclaimed by Ezra Pound as "the most beautiful book in the language (my opinion and I suspect it was Shakespeare's)". Ovid's deliciously witty and poignant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked myths and legends in which men and women are transformed—often by love—into flowers, trees, stones, and stars. Golding's robustly vernacular version was the first major English translation and decisively influenced Shakespeare, Spenser, and the character of English Renaissance writing.

Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 9781101160541
Genre : Poetry
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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, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes. Includes introduction, a preface to each book, explanatory notes, and an index of people, gods, and places

Ovid S Metamorphoses

Author : Karl Galinsky
ISBN : 0520028481
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The main purpose of this book is to provide an introduction, in the form of a literary study, both to the major aspects of the Metamorphoses and to Ovid's basic aims in the poem. -- Book Jacket

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