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The metamorphoses of Ovid

Author: Ovid; Michael Simpson
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts, ©2001.
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Composed in Latin in the early years of the first century by the Roman poet Ovid, the "Metamorphoses" presents a collection of amazing tales of transformation based on Greek mythology and legend. Michael Simpson's prose translation of Ovid's masterpiece in the rapid and direct American idiom catches the swiftness and clarity of the Latin original. His introduction sketches the poet's life, describes his extant  Read more...
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Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.
Metamorphoses of Ovid.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts, ©2001
(OCoLC)603514704
Online version:
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.
Metamorphoses of Ovid.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts, ©2001
(OCoLC)606603746
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ovid; Michael Simpson
ISBN: 1558493093 9781558493094 1558493999 9781558493995
OCLC Number: 45637057
Language Note: Translation from the Latin.
Description: xi, 497 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The creation --
The four ages --
The Giants' attempt to invade heaven --
Jupiter and the gods --
Lycaon --
The flood --
Deucalion and Pyrrha --
Python --
Daphne and Apollo --
Jupiter and Io --
Argus and Mercury --
Pan and Syrinx --
The death of Argus --
Io in Egypt --
Clymene and Phaethon --
Phaethon at the Sun-god's palace --
Phaethon's flight and death --
The sisters of Phaethon --
Cycnus --
Jupiter and Callisto --
Diana and Callisto --
Callisto and Arcas --
The raven and the crow --
Apollo and Coronis --
Ocyrhoe --
Mercury and Battus --
Mercury, Herse, and Aglauros --
The house of Envy --
Envy and Aglauros --
Jupiter and Europa --
Cadmus' founding of Thebes --
Actaeon --
Jupiter and Semele --
The birth of Bacchus --
Tiresias --
Echo and Narcissus --
Pentheus and Bacchus --
Acoetes --
The death of Pentheus --
The daughters of Minyas --
Pyramus and Thisbe --
Mars and Venus --
The Sun-god, Leucothoe, and Clytie --
Salmacis and Hermaphroditus --
The metamorphosis of the daughters of Minyas --
Juno and Tisiphone --
Tisiphone, Athamas, and Ino --
The metamorphosis of Cadmus and Harmonia --
Perseus and Atlas --
Perseus and Andromeda --
Perseus and Medusa --
Perseus and Phineus --
Minerva and the Muses --
Pyreneus --
The contest between the Muses and the daughters of Pierus --
Typhoeus --
The rape of Proserpina --
Cyane --
Arethusa --
Ascalaphus --
The Sirens --
Arethusa's story --
Triptolemus and Lyncus --
The metamorphosis of the daughters of Pieros --
Minerva and Arachne --
Latona and Niobe.
Other Titles: Metamorphoses.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and commentary by Michael Simpson.

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