Author: Ovid

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787240185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

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The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.


Author: Ovid

Publisher: N.A



Page: 131

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Author: Ovid,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384497X

Category: Poetry

Page: 538

View: 6161

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.

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806128948

Category: Drama

Page: 578

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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.

The Metamorphoses of Ovid

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328787281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

View: 1887

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.

The Metamorphoses of Ovid

Author: Michael Simpson

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558493995

Category: Poetry

Page: 497

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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.

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Elaine Fantham

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195154092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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This introduction to Ovid's Metamorphoses considers how Ovid defined and shaped his narrative, its cultural context, and its vivid depictions of the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginative fantasy of flight, monsters, magicand illusion.

Metamorphoses: A New Translation

Author: Ovid

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393072433

Category: Poetry

Page: 624

View: 1251

"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Ovid's epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Martin's Metamorphoses will be the translation of choice for contemporary readers in English. This volume also includes endnotes and a glossary of people, places, and personifications.

Ovid's Metamorphoses

An Introduction to the Basic Aspects

Author: Karl Galinsky

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520028487

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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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

Tales from Ovid

Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571258891

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 5305

When Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun's ground-breaking anthology After Ovid (also Faber) was published in 1995, Hughes's three contributions to the collective effort were nominated by most critics as outstanding. He had shown that rare translator's gift for providing not just an accurate account of the original, but one so thoroughly imbued with his own qualities that it was as if Latin and English poetwere somehow the same person. Tales from Ovid, which went on to win the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, continued the project of recreation with 24 passages, including the stories of Phaeton, Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Procne, Midas and Pyramus and Thisbe. In them, Hughes's supreme narrative and poetic skills combine to produce a book that stands, alongside his Crow and Gaudete, as an inspired addition to the myth-making of our time.

Metamorphoses (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: Ovid

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039392534X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 551

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In his award-winning translation, Charles Martin combines fidelity to Ovid’s text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Ovid’s epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante’s time to the present, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid’s work. The text is accompanied by a preface, A Note on the Translation, and detailed explanatory annotations. “Sources and Backgrounds” includes Seneca’s inspired commentary on Ovid, Charles Martin’s essay on the ways in which pantomimic dancing—an art form popular in Ovid’s time—may have been the model for Metamorphoses, as well as related works by Virgil, Callimachus, Hesiod, and Lucretius, among others. From the enormous body of scholarly writing on Metamorphoses, Charles Martin has chosen six major interpretations by Bernard Knox, J. R. R. Mackail, Norman O. Brown, Italo Calvino, Frederick Ahl, and Diane Middlebrook. A Glossary of Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses and a Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.


The Changing Face of Ovid in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Author: Stephen James Rupp

Publisher: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

ISBN: 9780772720351


Page: 350

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A Play

Author: Mary Zimmerman,David R. Slavitt

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810119803

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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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,Arthur Golding

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801870606

Category: History

Page: 535

View: 8466

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.

The metamorphoses

Ovid's Roman games

Author: Edgar M. Glenn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780819155832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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Ovid's Metamorphoses

In Latin and English, Translated by the Most Eminent Hands. With Historical Explications of the Fables, Written in French by the Abbot Banier, ... Translated Into English. Adorned with Sculptures by B. Picart, and Other Able Masters

Author: Ovid,Banier (M. l'abbé, Antoine),Bernard Picart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Engraving, Dutch

Page: 524

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Ovid: Metamorphoses I

Author: A.G. Lee

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780862921446

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 162

View: 5354

This intermediate reader offers text, vocabulary, and notes. The notes focus on fine points of grammar and rhetoric, shades of meaning, and allusions to both classical and modern literature.

The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Joseph B. Solodow

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 9531

Synthesizing a wealth of detailed observations, Joseph Solodow studies the structure of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses, the role of the narrator, Ovid's treatment of myth, and the relationship between Ovid's and Virgil's presentations of Aeneas. He argues that for Ovid metamorphosis is an act of clarification, a form of artistic creation, and that the metamorphosed creatures in his poem are comparable to works of art. These figures ultimately aid us in perceiving and understanding the world.