Author: Ovid
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101160543
Category: Poetry
Page: 768
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Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a result of love or lust—where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic and yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes. Includes introduction, a preface to each book, explanatory notes, and an index of people, gods, and places

Ovid's Metamorphoses (Classic Reprint)

Author: Ovid Ovid
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780331469783
Category: Poetry
Page: 610
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Excerpt from Ovid's Metamorphoses About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Tales from Ovid

Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571258891
Category: Poetry
Page: 288
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When Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun's ground-breaking anthology After Ovid (also Faber) was published in 1995, Hughes's three contributions to the collective effort were nominated by most critics as outstanding. He had shown that rare translator's gift for providing not just an accurate account of the original, but one so thoroughly imbued with his own qualities that it was as if Latin and English poetwere somehow the same person. Tales from Ovid, which went on to win the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, continued the project of recreation with 24 passages, including the stories of Phaeton, Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Procne, Midas and Pyramus and Thisbe. In them, Hughes's supreme narrative and poetic skills combine to produce a book that stands, alongside his Crow and Gaudete, as an inspired addition to the myth-making of our time.

A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0375758887
Category: Fiction
Page: 339
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Presents the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman who learns the true meaning of Christmas, along with two other stories.

Electra and Other Plays

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140440287
Category: Drama
Page: 217
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Provides translation of four Greek dramas by Sophocles.

The Serpent's Teeth

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141964367
Category: Poetry
Page: 128
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In a world of gods and monsters, nothing is as it seems. When a deadly serpent's teeth are sown in the ground, warriors spring from the bloody soil. Only a great man can tame them and fulfil his destiny. Far away, Medusa, snakes writhing in her hair, meets her nemesis; the princess Andromeda is chained to a rock; people are transformed into owls, frogs, even mountains; a boy falls tragically in love with his own reflection. Enter a universe where love is cruel, men are destroyed by the gods and treachery is paid for in blood ...

The Fall of Icarus

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014139868X
Category: Poetry
Page: 64
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'Drawn on by his eagerness for the open sky, he left his guide and soared upwards...' Ovid tells the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, the Calydonian Boar-Hunt, and many other famous myths. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Ovid (c.43 BCE-17 CE). Ovid's other works available in Penguin Classics are The Erotic Poems, Fasti, Heroides and Metamorphoses.

Ovid in English

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Penguin USA
Category: Poetry
Page: 413
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Tracing the influence of the great Roman poet on writers in the English language, this compendium of commentary and verse spans the literary tradition from Chaucer to Ted Hughes, exploring Ovid's influence on the many writers who found him so compelling. Original.

The Rise of the Roman Empire

Author: Polybius
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920505
Category: History
Page: 576
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The Greek statesman Polybius (c.200–118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. Opening with the Punic War in 264 BC, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage. An active participant of the politics of his time as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius drew on many eyewitness accounts in writing this cornerstone work of history.


Author: Ovid,,Anne Wiseman,Peter Wiseman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192824112
Category: Poetry
Page: 224
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Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman year is both a day by day account of festivals and observances and their origins, and a delightful retelling of myths and legends associated with particular dates." --from back cover.

The Portable Dante

Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142437544
Category: Fiction
Page: 654
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Includes "The Divine Comedy," "The New Life," and other selected poems, prose, and letters accompanied by biographical and introductory sections.


Author: Ovid
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1787240185
Category: Philosophy
Page: 624
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The Metamorphoses consists of 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.

Rome and Italy

The History of Rome from its Foundation
Author: Titus Livy
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141913118
Category: History
Page: 384
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Books VI-X of Livy's monumental work trace Rome's fortunes from its near collapse after defeat by the Gauls in 386 bc to its emergence, in a matter of decades, as the premier power in Italy, having conquered the city-state of Samnium in 293 bc. In this fascinating history, events are described not simply in terms of partisan politics, but through colourful portraits that bring the strengths, weaknesses and motives of leading figures such as the noble statesman Camillus and the corrupt Manlius vividly to life. While Rome's greatest chronicler intended his history to be a memorial to former glory, he also had more didactic aims - hoping that readers of his account could learn from the past ills and virtues of the city.

Ovid: Amores, Metamorphoses Selections, 2nd Edition

Amores, Metamorphoses : Selections
Author: Charbra Adams Jestin,Phyllis B. Katz
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 1610410424
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 195
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-- Introduction to Ovid and to each selection -- Latin text based on Loeb text by Goold: Met. 1.452-567; IV 55-166; VIII.183-235; VIII.616-724; X.238-297; and Oxford text by Kenney: Amores I.1, I.3, I.9, I.11 I.12, III.15. -- Translation Questions and

The Digest of Roman Law

Theft, Rapine, Damage and Insult
Author: Justinian
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961368
Category: Law
Page: 192
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Codified by Justinian I and published under his aegis in A.D. 533, this celebrated work of legal history forms a fascinating picture of ordinary life in Rome.


Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143104919
Category: Fiction
Page: 243
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On a New Mexico reservation, one Navajo family--including Tayo, a World War II veteran deeply scarred by his experiences as a Japanese POW and by the rejection of his own people--struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II. Reader's Guide available. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

After Ovid

New Metamorphoses
Author: Michael Hofmann
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374524784
Category: Poetry
Page: 298
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Major contemporary poets--including Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Amy Clampitt, Charles Simic, and others--contribute their own idiomatic renditions of the great myths of Ovid's ancient Roman classic Metamorphoses. Reprint.

The Complete Stories

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Schocken
Page: 486
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"All of Kafka's writing, with the exception of his three novels, is collected here and includes a number of fairly long stories followed by a group of shorter pieces varying in length from several pages to a single paragraph." Booklist.

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid,Arthur Golding
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801870606
Category: History
Page: 535
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This landmark translation of Ovid was acclaimed by Ezra Pound as "the most beautiful book in the language (my opinion and I suspect it was Shakespeare's)". Ovid's deliciously witty and poignant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked myths and legends in which men and women are transformed—often by love—into flowers, trees, stones, and stars. Golding's robustly vernacular version was the first major English translation and decisively influenced Shakespeare, Spenser, and the character of English Renaissance writing.

Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso

Author: Paul Barolsky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300196696
Category: Art
Page: 250
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Written in the spirit of Ovid (43 B.C-A.D. 17/18), this lively and erudite book traces the art derived from Ovid’s Metamorphoses from the Renaissance up to the present day. The Metamorphoses has been more widely illustrated than any other book except the Bible; for centuries, great artists have drawn, painted, and sculpted its stories, the artists often responding not only to Ovid’s work but to one another’s in their depictions. Paul Barolsky, a specialist in Italian Renaissance art and literature, explores Ovid’s unparalleled influence on the visual arts, discussing works by many of the most famous artists of the past six centuries. Broadly interdisciplinary, the new understanding of the themes of the Metamorphoses revealed here will appeal to those in the fields of Renaissance art, humanism, literature, history, and classics, among others. At once witty, entertaining, and profound, Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso is a meditation on what words can achieve that images cannot, and conversely what images can show that words cannot tell.