Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such misconceptions are unlikely to survive a reading of Lombardo's rendering, which vividly mirrors the brutality, sadness, comedy, irony, tenderness, and eeriness of Ovid's vast world as well as the poem's effortless pacing. Under Lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor anyone else need fear nodding off. The translation is accompanied by an exhilarating Introduction by W. R. Johnson that unweaves and reweaves many of the poem's most important themes while showing how the poet achieves some of his most brilliant effects. An analytical table of contents, a catalog of transformations, and a glossary are also included.
Shakespeare's favourite poet, deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of classic literature. The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Ovid, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (6MB Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ovid's life and works * Features the complete works of Ovid, in both English translation and the original Latin texts * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Provides both verse and prose translations of the METAMORPOHOSES and the AMOURS * Includes translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Ovid’s works * Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Ovid’s works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the poems or works you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes Ovid's rare works IBIS, TRISTIA and EX PONTO, first time in digital print * Features a bonus biography - discover Ovid's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Translations AMOURS (VERSE) AMOURS (PROSE) HEROIDES WOMEN’S COSMETICS TO ART OF LOVE LOVE’S CURE METAMORPHOSES (VERSE) METAMORPHOSES (PROSE) FASTI IBIS TRISTIA EPISTULAE EX PONTO The Latin Texts LIST OF LATIN TEXTS The Biography THE LIFE AND WORKS OF OVID by Arthur Leslie Wheeler
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