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Metamorphoses

by Ovid
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Genre:Poetry
Language: English
Release: August 03, 2004
Edition:8th
Paperback
ISBN13:9780140447897
ISBN10:014044789X
Pages:768
Dimensions:5.08 x 7.8 x 1.64 inches
Weight:957.08 g

About the Book

Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem, in an accessible translation by David Raeburn

In
Metamophoses, Ovid 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, Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.

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