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Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 9780253012418
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." —John Crowe Ransom ... a charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses."—Francis Fergusson This new Ovid, fresh and faithful, is right for our time and should help to restore a great reputation." —Mark Van Doren The first and still the best modern verse translation of the Metamorphoses, Humphries’ version of Ovid’s masterpiece captures its wit, merriment, and sophistication. Everyone will enjoy this first modern translation by an American poet of Ovid’s great work, the major treasury of classical mythology, which has perennially stimulated the minds of men. In this lively rendering there are no stock props of the pastoral and no literary landscaping, but real food on the table and sometimes real blood on the ground. Not only is Ovid’s Metamorphoses a collection of all the myths of the time of the Roman poet as he knew them, but the book presents at the same time a series of love poems—about the loves of men, women, and the gods. There are also poems of hate, to give the proper shading to the narrative. And pervading all is the writer’s love for this earth, its people, its phenomena. Using ten-beat, unrhymed lines in his translation, Rolfe Humphries shows a definite kinship for Ovid’s swift and colloquial language and Humphries’ whole poetic manner is in tune with the wit and sophistication of the Roman poet.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ovid S Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 0806128941
Genre : Drama
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Ovid's Metamorphosesis 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 of these books.
Category: Drama

The Metamorphoses

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 9781101184974
Genre : Poetry
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Ovid’s famous mock epic—a treasury of myth and magic that is one of the greatest literary works of classical antiquity—is rendered into fluidly poetic English by world-renowned translator Allen Mandelbaum. Roman poet Ovid’s dazzling cycle of tales begins with the creation of the world and ends with the deification of Caesar Augustus. In between is a glorious panoply of the most famous myths and legends of the ancient Greek and Roman world—from Echo’s passion for Narcissus to Pygmalion’s living statue, from Perseus’s defeat of Medusa to the fall of Troy. Retold with Ovid’s irreverent flair, these tales are united by the theme of metamorphosis, as men and women are rendered alien to themselves, turned variously to flowers, trees, animals, and stones. The closest thing to a central character is love itself—a confounding, transforming, irrational force that makes fools of gods and mortals alike. The poem’s playful verses, both sensually earthy and wittily sophisticated, have reverberated through the centuries, inspiring countless artists and writers from Shakespeare to the present. Frequently translated, imitated, and adapted, The Metamorphoses has lost none of its power to provoke and entertain.
Category: Poetry

Metamorphoses

Author : Mary Zimmerman
ISBN : 9780810119802
Genre : Drama
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This play is based on David R. Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Monologues.
Category: Drama

Metamorphoses A New Translation

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 0393072436
Genre : Poetry
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"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Ovid's epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Martin's Metamorphoses will be the translation of choice for contemporary readers in English. This volume also includes endnotes and a glossary of people, places, and personifications.
Category: Poetry

The Metamorphoses Of Ovid

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 1558493999
Genre : Poetry
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Composed in Latin in the early years of the 1st century by the Roman poet Ovid, the Metamorphoses presents a collection of tales of transformation based on Greek mythology and legend. Michael Simpson's prose translation of Ovid's masterpiece in the rapid and direct American idiom aims to catch the swiftness and clarity of the Latin original. His introduction sketches the poet's life, describes his extant works, discusses his unusual exile to the west coast of the Black Sea (where he died) and provides a useful context for reading the Metamorphoses. Simpson has also prepared extensive endnotes that serve as mini essays, illuminating the manifold aspects of the poem and offering commentary and interpretation that should enable readers to enter Ovid's magical world and enjoy its richness.
Category: Poetry

Ovid S Metamorphoses

Author : Karl Galinsky
ISBN : 0520028481
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The main purpose of this book is to provide an introduction, in the form of a literary study, both to the major aspects of the Metamorphoses and to Ovid's basic aims in the poem. -- Book Jacket.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Metamorphoses Of Ovid

Author : Michael Simpson
ISBN : 1558493999
Genre : Poetry
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Composed in Latin in the early years of the 1st century by the Roman poet Ovid, the Metamorphoses presents a collection of tales of transformation based on Greek mythology and legend. Michael Simpson's prose translation of Ovid's masterpiece in the rapid and direct American idiom aims to catch the swiftness and clarity of the Latin original. His introduction sketches the poet's life, describes his extant works, discusses his unusual exile to the west coast of the Black Sea (where he died) and provides a useful context for reading the Metamorphoses. Simpson has also prepared extensive endnotes that serve as mini essays, illuminating the manifold aspects of the poem and offering commentary and interpretation that should enable readers to enter Ovid's magical world and enjoy its richness.
Category: Poetry