9780393925340

Metamorphoses Nce Pa (Ovid)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393925340

  • ISBN10:

    039392534X

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/17/2009
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

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 time to the present, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. The text is accompanied by a preface, A Note on the Translation, and detailed explanatory annotations. 'śSources and Backgrounds'ť includes Seneca's inspired commentary on Ovid, Charles Martin's essay on the ways in which pantomimic dancing'”an art form popular in Ovid's time'”may have been the model for Metamorphoses , as well as related works by Virgil, Callimachus, Hesiod, and Lucretius, among others. From the enormous body of scholarly writing on Metamorphoses , Charles Martin has chosen six major interpretations by Bernard Knox, J. R. R. Mackail, Norman O. Brown, Italo Calvino, Frederick Ahl, and Diane Middlebrook. A Glossary of Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses and a Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on This Translation
A Brief Life of Ovid
The Text of Metamorphoses
Book I: The Shaping of Changes
Book II: Of Mortal Children and Immortal Lusts
Book III: The Wrath of Juno
Book IV: Spinning Yarns and Weaving Tales
Book V: Contests of Arms and Song
Book VI: Of Praise and Punishment
Book VII: Of the Ties That Bind
Book VIII: Impious Acts and Exemplary Lives
Book IX: Desire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries
Book X: The Songs of Orpheus
Book XI: Rome Begins at Troy
Book XII: Around and About the Iliad
Book XIII: Spoils of War and Pangs of Love
Book XIV: Around and About with Aeneas
Book XV: Prophetic Acts and Visionary Dreams
Contexts
Bernard Knox: Ovid in His Time and Ours
Seneca the Elder: Two Anecdotes of Ovid
Influences, Anxious and Benign
Hesiod: From Works and Days
Lucretius: From De rerum natura
Callimachus: Hymn VI: To Demeter
Virgil: From the Aeneid
Charles Martin: Ovid's Metamorphoses and Pantomime Dancing
Criticism
[A Work of Such Wide Importance]
A Roman in His Prime
Ovid and Universal Contiguity
Daphne, or Metamorphosis
Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses
Selected Bibliography
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