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Metamorphoses : a new translation, contexts, criticism

Author: Ovid; Charles Martin
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In his award-winning translation, Charles Martin combines fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original.

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Genre/Form: Lehrmittel
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Publius Ovidius Naso
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ovid; Charles Martin
ISBN: 9780393925340 039392534X
OCLC Number: 181139522
Language Note: Translated from Latin.
Description: xxix, 551 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Brief Life of Ovid --
Text of Metamorphoses --
Bk. I. Shaping of Changes --
Bk. II. Of Mortal Children and Immortal Lusts --
Bk. III. Wrath of Juno --
Bk. IV. Spinning Yarns and Weaving Tales --
Bk. V. Contests of Arms and Song --
Bk. VI. Of Praise and Punishment --
Bk. VII. Of the Ties That Bind --
Bk. VIII. Impious Acts and Exemplary Lives --
Bk. IX. Desire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries --
Bk. X. Songs of Orpheus --
Bk. XI. Rome Begins at Troy --
Bk. XII. Around and About the Iliad --
Bk. XIII. Spoils of War and Pangs of Love --
Bk. XIV. Around and About with Aeneas --
Bk. XV. Prophetic Acts and Visionary Dreams --
Contexts --
Ovid in His Time and Ours / Bernard Knox --
Two Anecdotes of Ovid / Seneca the Elder --
Influences, Anxious and Benign --
From Works and Days / Hesiod --
From De rerum natura / Lucretius --
Hymn VI: To Demeter / Callimachus --
From the Aeneid / Virgil --
Ovid's Metamorphoses and Pantomime Dancing / Charles Martin --
Criticism --
[A Work of Such Wide Importance] / J.W. Mackall --
Roman in His Prime / Diane Middlebrook --
Ovid and Universal Contiguity / Italo Calvino --
Daphne, or Metamorphosis / Norman O. Brown --
Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Metamorphoses.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Charles Martin.

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"Smoothly readable, accurate, charming, subtle yet clear.... A lucidly fluent version of this most flowing of poems."

 
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