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Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid; Rolfe Humphries
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1955.
Series: Midland book.
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"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
MYTHS
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.
Metamorphoses.
Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1955
(OCoLC)580510265
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ovid; Rolfe Humphries
ISBN: 0253200016 9780253200013 0253337550 9780253337559
OCLC Number: 799067
Notes: Includes index and glossary.
Description: xiv, 401 pages ; 21 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 IoBook 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/EuropaBook 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 BacchusBook 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 PerseusBook Five: The Fighting of Perseus/Minerva Visits the MusesBook Six: The Story of Niobe/The Story of Tereus, Procne, and PhilomelaBook Seven: The Story of Jason and Medea/War Between Crete and Athens/The Story of Cephalus and ProcrisBook 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 ErysichthonBook 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 IantheBook 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 AdonisBook 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 HesperiaBook Twelve: The Invasion of Troy/Nestor Tells the Story of Caen
Series Title: Midland book.
Other Titles: Metamorphoses.
Responsibility: Ovid ; translated by Rolfe Humphries.

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