OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Metamorphoses

ISBN : 9780199537372

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¥1,639
Author: 
Ovid; A. D. Melville; E. J. Kenney
Pages
528 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
128 x 196 mm
Pub date
Sep 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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  • An accessible and modern translation
  • Includes comprehensive explanatory notes, making the poetic verse accessible and revealing contextual and literary features
  • Contains a glossary and index of names to help the reader follow the developments and characters in the text
  • Includes a bibliography

    
The theme of the Metamorphoses is change and transformation, as illustrated in Graeco-Roman myth and legend. On this ostensibly unifying thread Ovid strings together a vast and kaleidoscopic sequence of brilliant narratives, in which the often paradoxical and always arbitrary fates of his human and divine characters reflect the never-ending flux and reflux of the universe itself. 

Index: 

Historical Sketch
Introduction
Translator's Note
Select Bibliography

METAMORPHOSES
Book I - Book XV

Explanatory Notes
Glossary and Index of Names

`This translation will quickly establish itself as _the_ transation for English speaking readers and students of this great Augustan epic.' Dr A.H.F. Griffin, University of Exeter

'a work of the highest quality which provides pleasure and information in generous measure.' JACT Review

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