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Metamorphoses : The New, Annotated Edition - Joseph Reed


The New, Annotated Edition

By: Ovid, Joseph Reed (NO), Rolfe Humphries (Translator)


Published: 13th April 2018
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Ovid's Metamorphoses is one of the most influential works of Western literature, inspiring artists and writers from Titian to Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie. These are some of the most famous Roman myths as you've never read them before-sensuous, dangerously witty, audacious-from the fall of Troy to birth of the minotaur, and many others that only appear in the Metamorphoses. Connected together by the immutable laws of change and metamorphosis, the myths tell the story of the world from its creation up to the transformation of Julius Caesar from man into god.

In the ten-beat, unrhymed lines of this now-legendary and widely praised translation, Rolfe Humphries captures the spirit of Ovid's swift and conversational language, bringing the wit and sophistication of the Roman poet to modern readers.

This special annotated edition includes new, comprehensive commentary and notes by Joseph D. Reed, Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Brown University.

Not too many 12,000-line translations from the '50s are still in print, let alone getting a brand new set of annotations. About those I wanna say: jam a bookmark back there and read every single note. They're the real thing, impossible to fake. . . . As for the translation as a whole, the main thing it's got going for it is clarity. I, for one, felt I was able to pay attention to the stuff like never before. . . . So I say double thumbs up to Humphries and Reed. Recommended. * RHINO *

INTRODUCTION ã BOOK ONE The Creation The Four Ages Jove's Intervention The Story of Lycaon The Flood Deucalion and Pyrrha Apollo and Daphne Jove and Io BOOK TWO The Story of Phaethon Jove in Arcady The Story of the Raven The Story of Ocyrhoe Mercury and Battus Mercury, Herse, and Aglauros The House of the Goddess Envy Europa BOOK THREE The Story of Cadmus The Story of Actaeon The Story of Semele The Story of Tiresias The Story of Echo and Narcissus The Story of Pentheus and Bacchus BOOK FOUR The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe The Story of Mars and Venus The Sun-god and Leucothoe The Story of Salmacis The End of the Daughters of Minyas The Story of Athamas and Ino The End of Cadmus The Story of Perseus BOOK FIVE The Fighting of Perseus Minerva Visits the Muses BOOK SIX The Story of Niobe The Story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela BOOK SEVEN The Story of Jason and Medea War Between Crete and Athens The Story of Cephalus and Procris BOOK EIGHT The Story of Nisus and Scylla The Story of Daedalus and Icarus The Calydonian Boar The Brand of Meleager The Return of Theseus The Story of Baucis and Philemon The Story of Erysichthon BOOK NINE The Story of Achelous' Duel for Deianira The Story of Hercules, Nessus, and Deianira The Story of Hercules' Birth The Story of Dry ope The Story of Caunus and Byblis The Story of Iphis and Lanthe BOOK TEN The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice The Story of Cyparissus The Story of Ganymede The Story of Apollo and Hyacinthus Two Incidents of Venus Anger The Story of Pygmalion The Story of Cinyras and Myrrha The Story of Adonis Venus Tells Adonis the Story of Atalanta The Fate of Adonis BOOK ELEVEN The Death of Orpheus The Story of Midas Midas Never Learns The Building of the Walls of Troy The Story of Thetis Ceyx Tells the Story of Daedalion The Story of Peleus' Cattle The Quest of Ceyx The Story of Aesacus and Hesperia BOOK TWELVE The Invasion of Troy Nestor Tells the Story of Caeneus Story of the Battle with the Centaurs Nestor Is Asked Why He Omitted Hercules BOOK THIRTEEN The Argument between Ajax and Ulysses After the Fall The Sacrifice of Polyxena The Discovery of Polydorus The Story of Memnon The Pilgrimage of Aeneas The Story of Anius' Daughters The Pilgrimage Resumed The Story of Galatea The Song of Polyphemus The Transformation of Acis The Story of Glaucus BOOK FOURTEEN The Story of Glaucus Continued The Pilgrimage of Aeneas Resumed Achaemenides Tells His Story The Story of Picus The Pilgrimage of Aeneas Resumed The Narrative of Diomedes The Return of Venulus The Deification of Aeneas Legendary History of Rome Pomona and Vertumnus The Story of Iphis and Anaxarete More Early Roman History BOOK FIFTEEN The Succession of Numa The Teachings of Pythagoras The Return of Numa The Story of Hippolytus The Story of Cipus The Story of Aesculapius The Deification of Caesar The Epilogue ã COMMENTARY by Joseph D. Reed EXPANDED GLOSSARY AND INDEX

ISBN: 9780253033598
ISBN-10: 0253033594
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 532
Published: 13th April 2018
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Type: Annotated