Metamorphoses (Oxford World’s Classics)

Metamorphoses (Oxford World’s Classics)

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Metamorphoses Oxford World s Classics The theme of the Metamorphoses is change and transformation as illustrated in Graeco Roman myth and legend On this ostensibly unifying thread Ovid strings together a vast and kaleidoscopic sequence o

  • Title: Metamorphoses (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Ovid
  • ISBN: 0199537372
  • Page: 356
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  • The theme of the Metamorphoses is change and transformation, as illustrated in Graeco Roman myth and legend On this ostensibly unifying thread Ovid strings together a vast and kaleidoscopic sequence of brilliant narratives, in which the often paradoxical and always arbitrary fates of his human and divine characters reflect the never ending flux and reflux of the universe itself ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    633 Comments

    1. If your expecting to read Ovid's poems, do NOT buy this book. This is Kafka's "Metamorphoses". I wanted to study the poem of "Pyramus and Thisbe", and the name of the author on the page said clearly Ovid. Shame on you.


    2. This is a very readable translation. I went back and forth between three translations before settling on this as the one I enjoyed best.This is one of the more important works in the World lit canon. If you are interested in myth, it's a must-read.


    3. Ovid has written a work that all writers should read at least once. The imaginative fodder is abundant. Perhaps it is through him that we have come to know the first shapeshifters. Transforming into birds, snakes, bears, and elements, nothing is too strange for the human being to experience. And no deed is too heinous for man—or woman—to perform. But snuggled within this work of great inventiveness that houses myth and homage to the Greeks, the legends and the progeny to come, are the rich d [...]


    4. I am really enjoying it. The poetry is just beautiful. I bought this because I had read that it would give a little background to things I would read in Shakespeare. I am so glad I bought it. It just brings beauty into your life.


    5. This Mandelbaum translation is one of the finest. Lyrical and flowing. There are, of course, many. Once you have owned Golding's 1587 translation, as Shakespeare likely did, then this is the one to own next to it.


    6. There is some criticism against this book for using colloquial language. I don't think it is entirely fair.The author has clearly taken great care to render Ovid in English. In my opinion, the book is masterfully written and engrossing.It is understandable that modern slang could be jarring in a classical translation. I do not read Latin but, based on the text as a whole, I think it is safe to assume the author was only trying to render Ovid's language in a cadence that would connect with the mo [...]


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