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Author: Ovid; Rolfe Humphries
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Pr., [1972, ©1952]
Series: '">"A Midland Original."
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A modern verse translation of the "Metamorphoses" that captures its wit, merriment, and sophistication.


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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ovid; Rolfe Humphries
ISBN: 0253200016 9780253200013
OCLC Number: 29531842
Description: xiv, 401 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Book One: The Creation/The Four Ages/ Jove's Intervention/The Story of Lycaon/The Flood/Deucalion and Pyrrha/Apollo and Daphne/Jove and Io Book Two: The Story of Phaethon/Jove in Arcady/The Story of the Raven/The Story of Ocyrhoe/Mercury and Battus/Mercury, Herse, and Aglauros/The House of the Goddess Envy/Europa Book Three: The Story of Cadmus/The Story of Actaeon/The Story of Semele/The Story of Tiresias/The Story of Echo and Narcissus/The Story of Pentheus and Bacchus Book Four: The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe/The Story of Mars and Venus/The Sun-god and Leucothoe/The Story of Salmacis/The End of the Daughters of Minyas/The Story of Athamas and Ino/The End of Cadmus/The Story of Perseus Book Five: The Fighting of Perseus/Minerva Visits the Muses Book Six: The Story of Niobe/The Story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela Book Seven: The Story of Jason and Medea/War Between Crete and Athens/The Story of Cephalus and Procris Book Eight: The Story of Nisus and Scylla/The Story of Daedalus and Icarus/The Calydonian Boar/The Brand of Meleager/The Return of Theseus/The Story of Baucis and Philemon/The Story of Erysichthon Book Nine: The Story of Achelous' Duel for Deianira/The Story of Hercules, Nessus, and Deianira/The Story of Hercules' Birth/The Story of Dryope/The Story of Caunus and Byblis/The Story of Iphis and Ianthe Book Ten: The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice/The Story of Cyparissus/The Story of Ganymede/The Story of Apollo and Hyacinthus/Two Incidents of Venus' Anger/The Story of Pygmalion/The Story of Cinyras and Myrrha/The Story of Adonis/Venus Tells Adonis the Story of Atalanta/The Fate of Adonis Book Eleven: The Death of Orpheus/The Story of Midas/Midas Never Learns/The Building of the Walls of Troy/The Story of Thetis/Ceyx Tells the Story of Daedalion/The Story of Peleus' Cattle/The Quest of Ceyx/The Story of Aesacus and Hesperia Book Twelve: The Invasion of Troy/Nestor Tells the Story of Caeneus/Story of the Battle with the Centaurs/Nestor Is Asked Why He Omitted Hercules Book Thirteen: The Argument between Ajax and Ulysses/After the Fall/The Sacrifice of Polyxena/The Discovery of Polydorus/The Story of Memnon/The Pilgrimage of Aeneas/The Story of Anius' Daughters/The Pilgrimage Resumed/The Story of Galatea/The Song of Polyphemus/The Transformation of Acis/The Story of Glaucus Book Fourteen: The Story of Glaucus Continued/The Pilgrimage of Aeneas Resumed/Achaemenides Tells His Story/The Story of Picus/The Pilgrimage of Aeneas Resumed/The Narrative of Diomedes/The Return of Venulus/The Deification of Aeneas/Legendary History of Rome/Pomona and Vertumnus/The Story of Iphis and Anaxarete/More Early Roman History Book Fifteen: The Succession of Numa/The Teachings of Pythagoras/The Return of Numa/The Story of Hippolytus/The Story of Cipus/The Story of Aesculapius/The Deification of Caesar/The Epilogue
Series Title: "A Midland Original."
Other Titles: Metamorphoses.
Responsibility: Trans. by Rolfe Humphries.


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