Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384497X

Category: Poetry

Page: 538

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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.

Ovid's Metamorphoses

An Introduction to the Basic Aspects

Author: Karl Galinsky

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520028487

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 2925

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.

Metamorphoses: A New Translation

Author: Ovid

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393072433

Category: Poetry

Page: 624

View: 1879

"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

Author: Ovid

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806128948

Category: Drama

Page: 578

View: 4031

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: Michael Simpson

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558493995

Category: Poetry

Page: 497

View: 4507

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.

Venus und Adonis

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 73

View: 4187

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Elaine Fantham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 2695

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.

P. Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoses

eine auswahl für schulen, mit erklärenden anmerkungen und einem mythologisch-geographischen register von Otto Eichert

Author: Ovid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141906251

Category: Poetry

Page: 768

View: 3969

Ovid's deliciously witty and exuberant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked Greek and Roman myths and legends in which men and women are transformed, often by love - into flowers, trees, stones and stars. This new verse translation, in simple and swift English hexameters, allows Ovid's narrative to flow - pulling the reader along with it.

Metamorphoses

A Play

Author: Mary Zimmerman,David R. Slavitt

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810119803

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 4734

This play is based on David R. Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Monologues.

The metamorphoses

Ovid's Roman games

Author: Edgar M. Glenn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780819155832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

View: 7344

Metamorphoses

nach Voss'ns Auswahl ; mit erklärenden Einleitungen und mit einem mythologischen und geographischen Register

Author: Publius Ovidius Naso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 168

View: 1312

Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

A Reader's Guide

Author: Genevieve Liveley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441136959

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 9398

Perhaps no other classical text has proved its versatility so much as Ovid's epic poem. A staple of undergraduate courses in Classical Studies, Latin, English and Comparative Literature, Metamorphoses is arguably one of the most important, canonical Latin texts and certainly among the most widely read and studied. Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': A Reader's Guide is the ideal companion to this epic classical text offering guidance on: • Literary, historical and cultural context • Key themes • Reading the text • Reception and influence • Further reading

The Metamorphoses of Ovid

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 559

View: 800

A new verse translation of the most famous work of a witty, irreverent Roman poet captures the mischievous spirit of this man of letters who wrote candid poems about love and suffered a death in exile.

Simile and Identity in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Marie Louise von Glinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504207

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 7812

Nulli sua forma manebat. The world of Ovid's Metamorphoses is marked by constant flux in which nothing keeps its original form. This book argues that Ovid uses the epic simile to capture states of unresolved identity - in the transition between human, animal and divine identity, as well as in the poem's textual ambivalence between genres and the negotiation of fiction and reality. In conjuring up a likeness, the mental image of the simile enters a dialectic of appearances in a visually complex and treacherous universe. Original and subtle close readings of episodes in the poem, from Narcissus to Adonis, from Diana's blush to the freeform dreams in the House of Sleep, trace the simile's potential for exploiting indeterminacy and immateriality. In its protean permutations the simile touches on the most profound issues of the poem - the nature of humanity and divinity and the essence of poetic creation.

The Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid,Arthur Golding

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140422307

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 6707

Changing Forms

Studies in the Metamorphoses of Ovid

Author: Otto Steen Due

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772890883

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 6004

Changing Forms - Studies in the Metamorphoses of Ovid

Ovid's Metamorphoses

A Reader for Students in Elementary College Latin

Author: Christine L. Albright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351967665

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 210

View: 3754

Ovid’s Metamorphoses is a Latin reader designed to partner existing elementary Latin textbooks. The book features thirty compelling stories, graduated in difficulty and adapted from Ovid’s epic Metamorphoses into prose. The original poem contains many different stories united thematically by the transformation which occurs in all of them; the epic features romance, seduction, humour, violence, monsters, and misbehaving gods. Each chapter contains: a Latin passage adapted from the epic an accompanying vocabulary list a short commentary to help with translation a concise review of the specific grammar covered a brief comment on a literary aspect of the poem, or featured myth. A free companion website, offering a wealth of additional resources, including worksheets, flashcards, additional notes for each chapter, and audio, is available at www.routledge.com/cw/albright. Suitable for college students studying Latin at the elementary level, Ovid’s Metamorphoses is designed to be used alongside elementary Latin textbooks. Preserving Ovid’s language and highly vivid descriptions, this reader introduces students to the epic masterpiece, allows them to consolidate their understanding of Latin prose, and offers opportunities for literary discussion.