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message 1: by Praj (last edited Apr 25, 2011 08:40AM) (new)

Praj Undoubtedly, this one. After all it does not make you perceive Ovid as a twisted bastard;)


message 2: by G. (new)

G. Wonderful review. One of my favorites also.


message 3: by Praj (new)

Praj Thanks, Gary:)


message 4: by Ian (new)

Ian "Marvin" Graye I have been looking at different editions and translations of Metamorphoses.
I think one was fully-fledged prose (rather than blank verse), while the others were different renderings in poetic form.
What translation did you read? What do you recommend?


message 5: by Praj (last edited Jul 21, 2011 01:37AM) (new)

Praj Ian, I do know how confusing it might get comprehending vivid translation forms. Check these two sites, I hope they might make your reading easier.

http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PI...

http://classics.mit.edu/Ovid/metam.html


message 6: by Ian (new)

Ian "Marvin" Graye Thanks, Praj, they look great.


message 7: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Cole I think I read somewhere that Ovid wrote these tales whilst in exile. Maybe happy endings were furthest from his mind at the time.


message 8: by Praj (new)

Praj Kevin wrote: "I think I read somewhere that Ovid wrote these tales whilst in exile. Maybe happy endings were furthest from his mind at the time."

I think so too. I have yet to read Ovid's poems of Exile. Have you read any Ovid?


message 9: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Cole No, but I've tried my hand with some other Romans: some good, some not so :-)


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