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Metamorphoses Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage, sophisticated wit, The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture the first attempt to link all the Greek myths, before and after Homer, in a cohesive whole, to the Roman myths of Ovid s day Horace Gregory, in this modern translation, turns his poetic gifts toward a deft reconstruction of Ovid s ancient themes, using contemporary idiom to bring today s reader all the ageless drama and psychological truths vividly intact From the book jacket



10 thoughts on “Metamorphoses

  1. says:

    I bought this copy of Ovid s Metamorphoses when I was living in Rome It s the book I was reading on the plane when I left Rome, as the realization sunk in that an awesome and strange adventure was drawing to a close, and i


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    Book the First Of bodies chang d to various forms, I sing The world is a constant changes Everything moves and one thing always changes into the other.The earth was created by the god unknown as a sphere hanging in space And l


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    Throughout all ages, If poets have vision to prophesy truth, I shall live in myFame Thus the closing lines of Ovid s Metamorphoses He was certainly right in his statement, but it feels like an appropriate irony that his work has bee


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    1000 Metamorph se n libr The Metamorphoses Books of Transformations, OvidThe Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus Comprising 11,995 lines, 15 books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythic historical framework 2014 1000 Metamorph se n libr The Metamorphoses Books of Transformations, OvidThe Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus Comprising 11,995 lines, 15 books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythic historical framework 2014 1389 622 9789641650348


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    The great thing about Ovid s Metamorphoses is that it doesn t force you to take it so seriously It s still remarkably vivid, considering its age, and there is hardly a dull moment in it You can actually read it just for pure pleasure Its wild


  6. says:

    I just had to quote this from a review I read DNF at almost halfway through Too much depravity and immorality for me There s a lot of depravity and immorality around now too How does one cope lolPerhaps they would have disagreed with the author of


  7. says:

    What the fuck Ovid Save some brilliance for the rest of us.


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    The Metamorphoses are Ovid s masterpiece and one of the literary monuments of Antiquity, alongside the Bible, Homer s Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil s Aeneid As the title suggests, Ovid s book is about change, transformation, mutation Its scope is exceptional


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    Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for allOvid, MetamorphosesOvid the David Bowie of Latin literature I chewed on this book of myth poems the entire time I was tramping around Rome I was looking for


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    There s honestly something deeply fascinating to me about reading the words of someone who lived 2000 years ago, who wrote these exact words 2000 years ago, and though I completely understand why reading translation is done I think reading translated lit is amazing i


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