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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014044789X, Paperback)
Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a result of love or lust—where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic and yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and
Includes introduction, a preface to each book, explanatory notes, and an index of people, gods, and places
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A new translation of the most famous work of a witty, irreverent Roman poet captures the mischievous spirit of this man of letters who wrote candid poems about love and suffered a death in exile.
Three editions of this book were published by Audible.com.
Two editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
An edition of this book was published by Indiana University Press.
An edition of this book was published by W.W. Norton.
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