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Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.44 (inches)
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Ovids sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformationoften as a result of love or lustwhere 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
Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.
- Includes introduction, a preface to each book, explanatory notes, and an index of people, gods, and places
OvidPublius Ovidius Naso(43 bcece 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.
David Raeburn is a lecturer in classics at Oxford University. He has translated Sophocles and directed numerous school and university productions of Greek tragedies.