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Ovid's Metamorphoses: Epitomized in an English Poetical Style for the Use and Entertainment of the Ladies of Great Britain
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Fasti, The Art of Love, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Books 1-5, Tales from Ovid: 24 Passages from the Metamorphoses, The Erotic Poems, Metamorphoses, Heroides, Metamorphoses: Volume I, Books I-VIII, The Fall of Icarus, The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters
In the year A D Emperor Augustus sentenced the elegant brilliant and sophisticated Roman poet Ovid to exile permanently as it turned out at Tomis modern Constantza on the Romanian coast of the Black Sea The real reason for the emperor s action has never come to light and all of Ovid s subsequent efforts to secure either a reprieve or at the very least a transfer to a less dangerous place of exile failed Two millennia later the agonized witty vivid nostalgic and often slyly malicious poems he wrote at Tomis remain as fresh as the day they were written a testament for exiles everywhere in all ages br br The two books of the i Poems of Exile i the i Lamentations Tristia i and the i Black Sea Letters Epistulae ex Ponto i chronicle Ovid s impressions of Tomis its appalling winters bleak terrain and sporadic raids by barbarous nomads as well as his aching memories and ongoing appeals to his friends and his patient wife to intercede on his behalf While pretending to have lost his old literary skills and even to be forgetting his Latin in the i Poems of Exile i Ovid in fact displays all his virtuoso poetic talent now concentrated on one objective ending the exile But his rhetorical message falls on obdurately deaf ears and his appeals slowly lose hope A superb literary artist to the end Ovid offers an authentic unforgettable panorama of the death in life he endured at Tomis, div A powerful version of the Latin classic by England s late Poet Laureate now in paperback When it was published in i Tales from Ovid i was immediately recognized as a classic in its own right as the best rendering of Ovid in generations and as a major book in Ted Hughes s oeuvre The i Metamorphoses of Ovid i stands with the works of Homer Virgil Dante and Milton as a classic of world poetry Hughes translated twenty four of its stories with great power and directness The result is the liveliest twentieth century version of the classic at once a delight for the Latinist and an appealing introduction to Ovid for the general reader br div, The Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid considered his magnum opus Comprising fifteen books and over myths the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico historical framework br br Book I The Creation the Ages of Mankind the flood Deucalion and Pyrrha Apollo and Daphne Io Pha ton br Book II Pha ton cont Callisto the raven and the crow Ocyrhoe Mercury and Battus the envy of Aglauros Jupiter and Europa br Book III Cadmus Diana and Actaeon Semele and the birth of Bacchus Tiresias Narcissus and Echo Pentheus and Bacchus br Book IV The daughters of Minyas Pyramus and Thisbe the Sun in love Salmacis and Hermaphroditus the daughters of Minyas transformed Athamas and Ino the transformation of Cadmus Perseus and Andromeda br Book V Perseus fight in the palace of Cepheus Minerva meets the Muses on Helicon the rape of Proserpina Arethusa Triptolemus br Book VI Arachne Niobe the Lycian peasants Marsyas Pelops Tereus Procne and Philomela Boreas and Orithyia br Book VII Medea and Jason Medea and Aeson Medea and Pelias Theseus Minos Aeacus the plague at Aegina the Myrmidons Cephalus and Procris br Book VIII Scylla and Minos the Minotaur Daedalus and Icarus Perdix Meleager and the Calydonian Boar Althaea and Meleager Achelous and the Nymphs Philemon and Baucis Erysichthon and his daughter br source wiki, One of the most influential and popular works in all literature Ovid s i Metamorphoses i is 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 for these books br br In his introduction to the volume editor William S Anderson provides essential background information discussing Ovid s life the reception of the Metamorphoses during Ovid s day and after and the poem s central issues The Latin text of the five books is Anderson s own edition based on years of study of the surviving manuscripts In the extensive notes that follow the text Anderson offers both useful summaries of the stories and detailed line by line comments br br Unlike other epic poems which concern wars and heroism the Metamorphoses centers on ordinary human beings women as well as men who live in a world of continuous change The first five books which include such well known stories as Apollo and Daphane Diana and Actaeon and Narcissus and Echo deal especially with the relationship between human beings and the gods Arrogant and lustful but all powerful the gods of Ovid s universe selfishly pursue their own pleasures frequently at the expense of their human targets Yet these gods escape unscathed while the humans unjustly are punished Helpless to defend themselves they are changed into animal or nonhuman forms br br A resource for students and scholars of Latin this volume enhances understanding and enjoyment of Ovid s changeable poem about our changeable existence