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Read online Ovid's Metamorphoses: Epitomized in an English Poetical Style for the Use and Entertainment of the Ladies of Great Britain.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Ovid's Metamorphoses: Epitomized in an English Poetical Style for the Use and Entertainment of the Ladies of Great Britain This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work As a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant by Ovid

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Ovid's Metamorphoses: Epitomized in an English Poetical Style for the Use and Entertainment of the Ladies of Great Britain
Title:Ovid's Metamorphoses: Epitomized in an English Poetical Style for the Use and Entertainment of the Ladies of Great Britain
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Number of Pages:268
Category:Poetry, Mythology, Fiction, Classics, Literature, Fantasy, Ancient, School, Classic literature, Philosophy
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i Drawn on by his eagerness for the open sky he left his guide and soared upwards i br br Enduring myths of vengeful gods and tragically flawed mortals from ancient Rome s great poet Ovid tells the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur Daedalus and Icarus the Calydonian Boar Hunt and many other famous myths br br Taken from Books VIII and IX of Mary M Innes s translation of i Metamorphoses i br br Ovid Publius Ovidius Naso BC AD br br i Little Black Classics i celebrates Penguin s th birthday introducing works from the classics br, Written after he had been banished to the Black Sea city of Tomis by Emperor Augustus the Fasti is Ovid s last major poetic work Both a calendar of daily rituals and a witty sequence of stories recounted in a variety of styles it weaves together tales of gods and citizens together to explore Rome s history religious beliefs and traditions It may also be read as a subtle but powerful political manifesto which derides Augustus attempts to control his subjects by imposing his own mythology upon them after celebrating the emperor as a Jupiter on earth for example Ovid deliberately juxtaposes a story showing the king of the gods as a savage rapist Endlessly playful this is also a work of integrity and courage and a superb climax to the life of one of Rome s greatest writers, div A powerful version of the Latin classic by England s late Poet Laureate now in paperback When it was published in i Tales from Ovid i was immediately recognized as a classic in its own right as the best rendering of Ovid in generations and as a major book in Ted Hughes s oeuvre The i Metamorphoses of Ovid i stands with the works of Homer Virgil Dante and Milton as a classic of world poetry Hughes translated twenty four of its stories with great power and directness The result is the liveliest twentieth century version of the classic at once a delight for the Latinist and an appealing introduction to Ovid for the general reader br div, One of the most influential and popular works in all literature Ovid s i Metamorphoses i is a weaving together of classical myths extending in time from the creation of the world to the death of Julius Caesar This volume provides the Latin text of the first five books of the poem and the most detailed commentary available in English for these books br br In his introduction to the volume editor William S Anderson provides essential background information discussing Ovid s life the reception of the Metamorphoses during Ovid s day and after and the poem s central issues The Latin text of the five books is Anderson s own edition based on years of study of the surviving manuscripts In the extensive notes that follow the text Anderson offers both useful summaries of the stories and detailed line by line comments br br Unlike other epic poems which concern wars and heroism the Metamorphoses centers on ordinary human beings women as well as men who live in a world of continuous change The first five books which include such well known stories as Apollo and Daphane Diana and Actaeon and Narcissus and Echo deal especially with the relationship between human beings and the gods Arrogant and lustful but all powerful the gods of Ovid s universe selfishly pursue their own pleasures frequently at the expense of their human targets Yet these gods escape unscathed while the humans unjustly are punished Helpless to defend themselves they are changed into animal or nonhuman forms br br A resource for students and scholars of Latin this volume enhances understanding and enjoyment of Ovid s changeable poem about our changeable existence