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Ovid III : Metamorphoses, Books I-VIII : Loeb Classical Library, No. 42 - Ovid

Ovid III : Metamorphoses, Books I-VIII

Loeb Classical Library, No. 42

By: Ovid, F.J. Miller (Transcribed by), G.P. Goold (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674990463
Number Of Pages: 496

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Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE–17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his Ars Amatoria, and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry, a kindly man, leading a temperate life. He died in exile.

Ovid's main surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Fasti, a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; the Amores, love poems; the Ars Amatoria, not moral but clever and in parts beautiful; Heroides, fictitious love letters by legendary women to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and similar Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry came naturally to Ovid, who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ovid is in six volumes.

Preface To The Third Edition
Introduction
Bibliography Metamorphoses
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Book VII
Book VIII
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ISBN: 9780674990463
ISBN-10: 0674990463
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 12.07  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 3

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