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Metamorphoses

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780140447897

ISBN10:
014044789X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Penguin Group USA

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Summary

For over two thousand years, readers have delighted in Ovid's playful eloquence; his influence on other writers has ranged from Dante and Chaucer to Shakespeare and Milton. This selection of 30 stories from the verse translation by F. A. Wright of Ovid's famous work, "The Metamorphoses, does full justice to the poet's elegance and wit. All of the tales involve a form of metamorphosis, or transformation, and are peopled by the gods, demigods, and mortals of classical mythology: Venus and Adonis, Pygmalion, Apollo and Daphne, Narcissus, Perseus and Andromeda, Orpheus and Eurydice, the Cyclops, and Circe, among others.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chronology xi
Introduction xiii
Further Reading xxxv
Translator's Note xxxvii
Metamorphoses
Book 1
3(42)
Prologue
The Creation
The Four Ages
The Giants
Lycaon
The Flood
Deucalion and Pyrrha
Python
Daphne
10 (1)
Interlude: Pan and Syrinx
10 (2)
Phaethon (1)
Book 2
45(46)
Phaethon (2)
Callisto
The Raven and the Crow
Ocyrhoe
Battus
Aglauros
Europa
Book 3
91(38)
Cadmus
Actaeon
Semele
Teiresias
Narcissus And Echo
Pentheus And Bacchus (1)
Acoetes And The Lydian Sailors
Pentheus And Bacchus (2)
Book 4
129(43)
The Daughters of Minyas (1)
Pyramus And This be
Mars And Venus
Leucothoe And Clytie
Salmacis And Hermaphroditus
The Daughters of Minyas (2)
Ino And Athamas
Cadmus And Harmonia
Perseus (1)
Book 5
172(36)
Perseus (2)
Minerva And The Muses
Calliope's Song: The Rape of Proserpina; Arethusa; Triptolemus And Lyncus
The Daughters of Pierus
Book 6
208(38)
Arachne
Niobe
The Lycian Peasants
Marsyas
Pelops
Tereus, Procne And Philomela
Boreas And Orithyia
Book 7
246(46)
Medea And Jason
The Rejuvenation of Aeson
The Punishment of Pelias
Medea's Flight
Theseus And Aegeus
Minos And Aeacus
The Plague at Aegina
The Birth of The Myrmidons
Cephalus And Procris
Book 8
292(45)
Scylla And Minos
The Minotaur And Ariadne
Daedalus And Icarus
Daedalus And Perdix
Meleager And The Calydonian Boar
Achelous, The Naiads And Perimele
Philemon And Baucis
Erysichthon
Book 9
337(43)
Achelous And Hercules
Hercules And Nessus
The Death of Hercules
Alcmena And Galanthis
Dryope
Iolaus And Callirhoe's Sons
Miletus
Byblis
Iphis
Book 10
380(40)
Orpheus And Eurydice
Cyparissus
Orpheus' Song: Introduction; Ganymede; Hyacinthus; The Cerastae And Propoetides; Pygmalion; Myrrha; Venus And Adonis (1)
Venus' Story: Atalanta And Hippomenes
Orpheus' Song: Venus And Adonis (2)
Book 11
420(42)
The Death of Orpheus
The Punishment of The Maenads
Midas
Laomedon's Treachery
Peleus And Thetis
Peleus at The Court of Ceyx (1)
Ceyx's Story: Daedalion
Peleus at The Court of Ceyx (2)
Ceyx And Alcyone
Aesacus
Book 12
462(33)
The Greeks at Aulis
Rumour
Cycnus
Achilles' Victory Celebration
Caenis
The Battle of The Lapiths And Centaurs
Periclymenus
The Death of Achilles
Book 13
495(51)
The Judgment of Arms
Ajax's Suicide
The Fall of Troy
The Sufferings of Hecuba
Memnon
The Wanderings of Aeneas (1)
The Daughters of Anius
The Daughters of Orion
The Wanderings of Aeneas (2)
Acis, Galatea And Polyphemus
Glaucus And Scylla (1)
Book 14
546(46)
Glaucus And Scylla (2)
The Wanderings Of Aeneas (3)
The Sibyl of Cumae
Achaemenides' Story: Ulysses' Men in Polyphemus' Cave
Macareus' Story: Ulysses And Circe; Picus, Canens And Circe
The Wanderings of Aeneas (4)
The Mutinous Companions of Diomedes
The Apulian Shepherd
The Ships of Aeneas
Ardea
The Apotheosis Of Aeneas
Aeneas' Descendants
Pomona And Vertumnus
Iphis And Anaxarete
Romulus
The Apotheosis Of Romulus
Book 15
592(45)
Myscelus
Pythagoras
Egeria And Hippoiytus
Tages, Romulus' Spear, Cipus
Aesculapius
The Apotheosis of Julius Caesar
Epilogue
Notes 637(34)
Glossary Index 671(53)
Map of Ovid's Mediterranean World 724


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