Metamorphoses

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The Metamorphoses, by Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC - AD 17) has, over the centuries, been the most popular and influential work from our classical tradition. This extraordinary collection of some 250 Greek and Roman myths and folk tales has decisively shaped western art and literature from the moment it was completed in AD 8.
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148306588
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auth_author2 Horovitch, David., Johnston, Ian, 1938-, Kenney, E. J., Kraft, Barry., Melville, A. D., Miller, Frank Justus.
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Ovid's sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation, often as a result of love or lust, in which 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. Mortals become gods, animals turn to stone, and humans change into flowers, trees, or stars.

First published in a.d. 8, Ovid's Metamorphoses remains one of the most accessible and inspirational introductions to Greek mythology.

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series Oxford world's classics, World's classics
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subject_facet Fables, Latin -- Translations into English, Metamorphosis -- Mythology -- Poetry, Metamorphosis -- Poetry, Mythology, Classical -- Poetry
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title_full Metamorphoses / Ovid ; translated by A.D. Melville ; with an introduction and notes by E.J. Kenney, Metamorphoses [electronic resource] / Ovid ; a new verse translation by Ian Johnston, Metamorphoses [electronic resource] / Ovid ; translation by Frank Justus Miller, The Metamorphoses
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