Metamorphoses by OvidMetamorphoses by Ovid


EditorOvid, E.J. KenneyTranslated byA. D. Melville

Paperback | October 11, 2008

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The modern, unacademic idiom of A.D. Melville's translation opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality.
Publius Ovidius Naso, a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women, and mythological transformations. Ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature, Ovid was generally considered the greatest master of the elegiac couplet.
Title:MetamorphosesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.18 inPublished:October 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199537372

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