Ovid's epic poem--whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages--is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Martin's Metamorphoses will be the translation of choice for contemporary readers in English. This volume also includes endnotes and a glossary of people, places, and personifications.
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2005
xxvi, 597 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
Ovid ; translated and with notes by Charles Martin ; introduction by Bernard Knox
The shaping of changes.
Of mortal children and immortal lusts.
The wrath of Juno.
Spinning yarns and weaving tales.
Contests of arms and song.
Of praise and punishment.
Of the ties that bind.
Impious acts and exemplary lives.
Desire, deceit, and difficult deliveries.
The songs of Orpheus.
Rome begins at Troy.
Around and about the Iliad.
Spoils of war and pangs of love.
Around and about the Aeneas.
Prophetic acts and visionary dreams
Branch Call Number:
871.01 O96mw 2005
Includes bibliographical references
Mythology, Classical Poetry
Metamorphosis Mythology Poetry
Fables, Latin Translations into English