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The Student's Ovid: Selections from the Metamorphoses

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Ideally suited to intermediate to advanced college-level students, The Student's Ovid offers twenty-one selections from the Metamorphoses, with notes to aid translation and interpretation. The introduction includes an essay on Ovid's life and works, an outline of the structure of the Metamorphoses, and tips on Latin poetic forms and usage.Accompanying each Latin passage is ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Rex Libris
Jun 14, 2015 Rex Libris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is said the Romans only had two original ideas: The arch and concrete. That sentiment especially holds true w ith mythology and religion. The romans adopted the Greek myths and religion lock, stock, and barrel, they just changed the names.

Ovid's work is essentially a collection of mythology stories that describe change from one thing to another, such as Apollo changing Lauren int othe tree that bears her name, and Athena, sorry, MInerva, changing Arachnae into a spider.

If you enjoy Greek and
May 07, 2008 Richelle rated it it was amazing
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This was the first Latin textbook that I took home and translated additional passages for my own enjoyment (before I thought I wanted be a Latin major). I have fond memories of translating Pygmalion . . . Overall, it has a good selection from the Metamorphoses and keeps them in order -- which is important to me.
Feb 09, 2010 max rated it really liked it
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Useful undergraduate text with "greatest hits" of the Metamorphoses. The notes are quite clear and very useful. There is, however, no complete vocabulary, nor is there a running vocabulary, both of which you will find in Love and Transformation: An Ovid Reader.
Patrick Hadley
Jul 02, 2007 Patrick Hadley rated it really liked it
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Great book. All the best stories with lots of help on grammar for the beginner, plus some more in-depth notes for the more experienced college student.
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