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The metamorphoses

Author: Ovid; Horace Gregory
Publisher: New York : Signet Classic, 2001. ©1958
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid (43 BC-AD 17/18), considered his greatest work. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework. The entertaining tales of Adonis, Midas, Apollo, Icarus, and many others come to life in this translation.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Fiction
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ovid; Horace Gregory
ISBN: 0451527933 9780451527936
OCLC Number: 45393471
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 448 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: [Book 1:] Invocation --
Chaos and creation --
Ages of gold, silver, bronze, and iron --
The flood --
Deucalion and Pyrrha --
The new world --
Apollo and Daphne --
Io and Jove --
The pipes of Pan --
Io as Isis --
[Book 2:] Phaethon's ride --
Jove and the Arcadian nymph --
The raven --
Ocyrhoe --
Mercury and Battus --
Mercury and Herse --
Jove and Europa --
[Book 3:] Cadmus --
Actaeon --
Semele --
Tiresias --
Echo and Narcissus --
Pentheus and Bacchus --
[Book 4:] Pyramus and Thisbe --
Mars and Venus --
The sun and Leucothoe --
Salmacis and Hermaphroditus --
Ino and Athamus --
Metamorphosis of Cadmus --
Perseus --
[Book 5:] Perseus' battles --
Pallas Athena and the muses --
Death and Proserpina --
Arethusa --
Triptolemus --
Metamorphosis of the Pierides --
[Book 6:] Arachne --
Niobe and Latona --
Marsyas --
Pelops --
Tereus, Procne, and Philomela --
Boreas and Orithyia --
[Book 7:] Jason and Medea --
Minos wars against Aegeus --
The Myrmidons --
Cephalus and Procris --
[Book 8:] Minos, Nisus, and Scylla --
Daedalus and Icarus --
Meleager and the boar --
Althaea and Meleager --
Achelous --
Baucis and Philemon --
Erysichthon --
[Book 9:] Achelous and Hercules --
Hercules, Nessus, and Deianira --
Hercules' birth --
Dryope --
Themis' prophecy --
Byblis and Caunus --
Iphis and Ianthe --
[Book 10:] Orpheus and Eurydice --
Cyparissus --
Ganymede --
Apollo and Hyacinthus --
Pygmalion --
Cinyras and Myrrha --
Venus and Adonis --
Atalanta metamorphosis of Adonis --
[Book 11:] The death of Orpheus --
Midas --
The building of Troy --
Thetis and Peleus --
Daedalion --
Peleus' cattle --
The journeys of Ceyx --
Sleep --
Metamorphosis of Alcyone --
Aesacus and Hesperia --
[Book 12:] The Trojan War begins --
Caenis --
Nestor's tale of the centaurs --
The death of Achilles --
[Book 13:] The dispute over Achilles' armour --
The fall of Troy --
The sacrifice of Polyxena --
Hecuba's grief --
Memnon --
Aeneas --
Galatea and Polyphemus --
Glaucus --
[Book 14:] Circe, Glaucus, and Scylla --
Aeneas visits Cumae --
Achaemides and Polyphemus --
Circe --
Picus and Canens --
The conquests of Aeneas --
Later kings of Alba --
Pomona and Vertumnus --
Iphis and Anaxarete --
Other kings of Italia --
[Book 15:] Numa hears the story of Myscelos --
The philosopher --
The death of Numa --
Hippolytus --
Cipus --
Aesculapius --
Caesar --
Epilogue --
A selected glossary and index of names.
Other Titles: Metamorphoses.
Responsibility: Ovid ; translated and with an introduction by Horace Gregory ; with decorations by Zhenya Gay.

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Presents a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid (43 BC-AD 17/18), considered his greatest work. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework. The entertaining tales of Adonis, Midas, Apollo, Icarus, and many others come to life in this translation.

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