Metamorphoses   -     By: Ovid, A.D. Melville, E.J. Kenney
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Oxford University Press / 2009 / Paperback

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Ovid's Metamorphoses has greatly influenced Western literature and civilization via Shakespeare, Dante, and other authors. An epic poem that chronicles the creation of the world and its early history, this work provides us with a collection of early myths as Ovid deftly compiles a sequence of paradoxical narratives.

Translation by A.D. Melville. Introduction and Notes by E.J. Kenney. With Introduction, historical sketch, translator's note, bibliography, explanatory notes, glossary, and index of names. 480 pages, softcover. Oxford Edition.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.76 X 5.1 (inches)
ISBN: 0199537372
ISBN-13: 9780199537372
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Series: Oxford World's Classics

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Metamorphoses--the best-known poem by one of the wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its theme change and transformation, as illustrated by Greco-Roman myth and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's style, and its modern idiom offers a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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