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Ovid IV: Metamorphoses: Volume 2, Books IX-XV (Loeb Classical Library #43)

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Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his "Ars Amatoria, " and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primi ...more
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Published January 1st 1985 by Loeb Classical Library
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Still not a justicia translation out there, which speaks to the genius of this book.
Homer, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Ovid. In no particular order.
Worth getting all Latinate up just for the experience of reading it.
Never mind, put Ovid first.

My review from the first part-

"All I can say is go out and find the loeb "Metamorphoses" and have fun. Easily the greatest epic I've read so far, and I've read a lot."

The second part is just as good.
Ovid's History of Mythology in Verse continues with the Age of Heroes, including his rendition of the Trojan War.

*SPOILER ALERT* The Trojans lose.
Fun fun fun
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Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BCE – CE 17/18), known as Ovid (/ˈɒvɪd/) in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet best known for the Metamorphoses, a 15-book continuous mythological narrative written in the meter of epic, and for collections of love poetry in elegiac couplets, especially the Amores ("Love Affairs") and Ars Amatoria ("Art of Love"). His poetry was much imitated during Late ...more
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