Author: Ovid
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191605549
Category: Poetry
Page: 528
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The theme of the Metamorphoses is change and transformation, as illustrated in Graeco-Roman myth and legend. On this ostensibly unifying thread Ovid strings together a vast and kaleidoscopic sequence of brilliant narratives, in which the often paradoxical and always arbitrary fates of his human and divine characters reflect the never-ending flux and reflux of the universe itself. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Elaine Fantham
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195154092
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 178
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This introduction to Ovid's Metamorphoses considers how Ovid defined and shaped his narrative, its cultural context, and its vivid depictions of the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginative fantasy of flight, monsters, magicand illusion.


Author: Sextus Propertius,S. J. Heyworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198146744
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 217
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A radical new edition of the Augustan poet Propertius, based on the latest research into the manuscript tradition. The English preface contains important comments on the way texts are edited and read. Some important emendations discovered in the papers of A. E. Housman are published here for the first time.

Ovid, the Love Poems

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192836335
Category: Poetry
Page: 265
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Translations of Ovid's love poems.

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.

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

Reading Ovid

Stories from the Metamorphoses
Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521849012
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 272
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Presents a selection from Metamorphoses, designed for those who have completed an introductory Latin course.

Ovid Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid,R. J. Tarrant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198146663
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 534
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An Oxford Classical texts edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses has been planned for nearly a century, but earlier efforts by D. A. Slater and Franco Munari were not completed, largely because of the size and complexity of the manuscript tradition. Building on their work and that of many other scholars, R. J. Tarrant has produced a text with a broader manuscript foundation than any previous modern edition. The early fragments and oldest manuscripts have been freshly collated, andthe twelfth-century manuscripts have been fully drawn on for the first time; as a result many potentially original readings that had been attributed to later manuscript sources or even to modern scholars can now be located in the mainstream of the medieval tradition. In establishing the text, Tarrant hasbeen more generous than his immediate predecessors in adopting and recording scholarly conjectures, among them a number of emendations not previously published. In the matter of interpolated verses Tarrant has taken a more sceptical view of the transmitted text than editors of the last century; some of the lines he has bracketed had been suspected by earlier editors (especially Nicolaas Heinsius), but other proposed deletions are new. In the apparatus the editor has often noted that a rejectedvariant or conjecture offers a plausible alternative to the text printed, thereby calling attention to the many places where the original reading remains open to question. Offering a wealth of new information and ideas, this edition will be indispensable for all future study of Ovid's masterwork.

Apulei Metamorphoseon Libri XI

Author: Apuleius,Maaike Zimmerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199277028
Category: History
Page: 289
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Zimmerman presents a new edition of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, which was written in the second century AD and is the only ancient Latin novel to survive in its entirety. In establishing her new text edition, Zimmerman has built on important recent research on the language and style of the literary artist Apuleius.

Ovid's Changing Worlds

English Metamorphoses, 1567-1632
Author: Raphael Lyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198187042
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 303
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Ovid's Changing Worlds looks at the four most important English imitations of Ovid's Metamorphoses in the English Renaissance. It sheds new light on dealings with the classics in the period and shows that the emergence of English literature from the shadows was a complex and fascinating process.

Metamorphoses (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: Ovid
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039392534X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 551
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In his award-winning translation, Charles Martin combines fidelity to Ovid’s text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. 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. “Sources and Backgrounds” 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.

The Cambridge Companion to Ovid

Author: Philip R. Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521775281
Category: History
Page: 408
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Accessible but exciting critical handbook on one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity.

Ovid: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199803040
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 42
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Ovid: Heroides XVI-XXI

Author: Ovid,E. J. Kenney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521466233
Category: History
Page: 269
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This is an edition with commentary of six poems by the Roman poet Ovid. These are the letters, as Ovid imagined them, exchanged between three famous pairs of lovers, Paris and Helen of Troy, Hero and Leander, and Acontius and Cydippe. Interest in Ovid has never been more lively than it is today, and this book will have much to offer students at all levels. This is the first commentary in any language since 1898 on these "double" letters. It complements Peter E. Knox's selection of the single epistles in the same series.

Reflections in a Serpent's Eye

Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Author: Micaela Janan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019955692X
Category: History
Page: 276
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A study of the role of the city of Thebes in Books 3 and 4 of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Micaela Janan uses the psychoanalytic theory of Freud and Lacan to argue that the strangely fantastical way in which it is presented shows Ovid posing questions that ultimately relate to the concept of collective identity.


Author: Ovid
Publisher: N.A
Category: Didactic poetry, Latin
Page: 212
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Ovid's Metamorphoses in Fifteen Books

Author: Ovid,John Dryden,Joseph Addison
Publisher: Arkose Press
ISBN: 9781345338928
Page: N.A
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Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733

Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions
Author: Ingo Gildenhard,Andrew Zissos
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 178374085X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 260
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This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

A Reader's Guide
Author: Genevieve Liveley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441136959
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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Perhaps no other classical text has proved its versatility so much as Ovid's epic poem. A staple of undergraduate courses in Classical Studies, Latin, English and Comparative Literature, Metamorphoses is arguably one of the most important, canonical Latin texts and certainly among the most widely read and studied. Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': A Reader's Guide is the ideal companion to this epic classical text offering guidance on: • Literary, historical and cultural context • Key themes • Reading the text • Reception and influence • Further reading

A Commentary on Ovid's Fasti

Author: R. Joy Littlewood
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191569208
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 348
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After a period of neglect, Ovid's elegiac poem on the Roman calendar has been the focus of much recent scholarship. In her comprehensive and scholarly study of the final book, Joy Littlewood analyses Ovid's account of the origins of the festivals of June, demonstrating that Book 6 is effectively a commemoration of Roman War, and elegantly provides a framing bracket to balance the opening celebration of Peace in Book 1. She explores the subtle interweaving of pietas and virtus in Roman religion and its relationship to Augustan ideology, the depth and accuracy of Ovid's antiquarianism, and his audacious expansion of generic boundaries.