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Metamorphoses : Norton Critical Editions - Ovid

Metamorphoses

Norton Critical Editions

By: Ovid, Charles Martin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th January 2010
ISBN: 9780393925340
Number Of Pages: 580

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In his award-winning translation, Charles Martin combines fidelity to Ovid&rsquo;s text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original.</p> <p> Ovid&rsquo;s epic poem&#151;whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages&#151;is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante&rsquo;s time to the present, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid&rsquo;s work. The text is accompanied by a preface, A Note on the Translation, and detailed explanatory annotations.<br /><br />&ldquo;Sources and Backgrounds&rdquo; includes Seneca&rsquo;s inspired commentary on Ovid, Charles Martin&rsquo;s essay on the ways in which pantomimic dancing&#151;an art form popular in Ovid&rsquo;s time&#151;may have been the model for <i>Metamorphoses</i>, as well as related works by Virgil, Callimachus, Hesiod, and Lucretius, among others.<br /><br />From the enormous body of scholarly writing on <i>Metamorphoses</i>, Charles Martin has chosen six major interpretations by Bernard Knox, J. R. R. Mackail, Norman O. Brown, Italo Calvino, Frederick Ahl, and Diane Middlebrook.<br /><br />A Glossary of Persons, Places, and Personifications in the <i>Metamorphoses</i> and a Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.</p>

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Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on This Translation
A Brief Life of Ovid
The Text of Metamorphoses
1. Book I: The Shaping of Changes
2. Book II: Of Mortal Children and Immortal Lusts
3. Book III: The Wrath of Juno
4. Book IV: Spinning Yarns and Weaving Tales
5. Book V: Contests of Arms and Song
6. Book VI: Of Praise and Punishment
7. Book VII: Of the Ties That Bind
8. Book VIII: Impious Acts and Exemplary Lives
9. Book IX: Desire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries
10. Book X: The Songs of Orpheus
11. Book XI: Rome Begins at Troy
12. Book XII: Around and About the Iliad
13. Book XIII: Spoils of War and Pangs of Love
14. Book XIV: Around and About with Aeneas
15. Book XV: Prophetic Acts and Visionary Dreams
Contexts
1. Bernard Knox : Ovid in His Time and Ours
2. Seneca the Elder : Two Anecdotes of Ovid
INFLUENCES, ANXIOUS AND BENIGN
1. Hesiod : From Works and Days
2. Lucretius : From De rerum natura
3. Callimachus : Hymn VI: To Demeter
4. Virgil : From the Aeneid
5. Charles Martin : Ovid's Metamorphoses and Pantomime Dancing
Criticism
1. J. W. Mackail : [A Work of Such Wide Importance]
2. Diane Middlebrook : A Roman in His Prime
3. Italo Calvino : Ovid and Universal Contiguity
4. Norman O. Brown : Daphne, or Metamorphosis
Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses
Selected Bibliography

ISBN: 9780393925340
ISBN-10: 039392534X
Series: Norton Critical Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 580
Published: 19th January 2010
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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