9780451527936

The Metamorphoses

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  • ISBN13:

    9780451527936

  • ISBN10:

    0451527933

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-05-01
  • Publisher: Signet Classics
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Summary

A modern translation of Ovid's narrative collection of tales from ancient Greek and Roman mythology tells the stories of Theseus, King Midas, Hercules, Daedalus, Icarus, and the Trojan War, among other great legends. Reprint.

Author Biography

Ovid—Publius Ovidius Naso—(43 bce–ce 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Book I
30(26)
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 II
56(28)
Phaethon's Ride
Jove and the Arcadian Nymph
The Raven
Ocyrhoe
Mercury and Battus
Mercury and Herse
Jove and Europa
Book III
84(26)
Cadmus
Actaeon
Semele
Tiresias
Echo and Narcissus
Pentheus and Bacchus
Book IV
110(28)
Pyramus and Thisbe
Mars and Venus
The Sun and Leucothoe
Salmacis and Hermaphroditus
Ino and Athamus
Metamorphosis of Cadmus
Perseus
Book V
138(24)
Perseus' Battles
Pallas Athena and the Muses
Death and Proserpina
Arethusa
Triptolemus
Metamorphosis of the Pierides
Book VI
162(24)
Arachne
Niobe and Latona
Marsyas
Pelops
Tereus, Procne, and Philomela
Boreas and Orithyia
Book VII
186(28)
Jason and Medea
Minos Wars against Aegeus
The Myrmidons
Cephalus and Procris
Book VIII
214(30)
Minos, Nisus, and Scylla
Daedalus and Icarus
Meleager and the Boar
Althaea and Meleager
Achelous
Baucis and Philemon
Erysichthon
Book IX
244(28)
Achelous and Hercules
Hercules, Nessus, and Deianira
Hercules' Birth
Dryope
Themis' Prophecy
Byblis and Caunus
Iphis and Ianthe
Book X
272(26)
Orpheus and Eurydice
Cyparissus
Ganymede
Apollo and Hyacinthus
Pygmalion
Cinyras and Myrrha
Venus and Adonis
Atalanta Metamorphosis of Adonis
Book XI
298(26)
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 XII
324(22)
The Trojan War Begins
Caenis
Nestor's Tale of the Centaurs
The Death of Achilles
Book XIII
346(36)
The Dispute over Achilles' Armour
The Fall of Troy
The Sacrifice of Polyxena
Hecuba's Grief
Memnon
Aeneas
Galatea and Polyphemus
Glaucus
Book XIV
382(30)
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 XV
412(31)
Numa Hears the Story of Myscelos
The Philosopher
The Death of Numa
Hippolytus
Cipus
Aesculapius
Caesar
Epilogue
A Selected Glossary and Index of Names 443

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