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Metamorphoses I-IV

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Ovid's poetical career reached its climax in his masterpiece, the Metamorphoses. The work displays his mature genius and has become a standard treasure-house of mythology for all succeeding generations. This edition of the first four of the fifteen books presents a new line by line translation which strives to display something of the wit, polish and balance of the origina ...more
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published December 1st 1985 by Aris & Phillips
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Rebecca Blackson
I'm still reading this. It's fun to visit the classic myths, especially in the crazy way that one tale morphs into another.
Jun 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 10-25 year olds.
Personally, I much prefer the Greek gods (and poets). Ovid is important, however.
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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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