THE METAMORPHOSES: SELECTED STORIES IN VERSE by OvidTHE METAMORPHOSES: SELECTED STORIES IN VERSE by Ovid

THE METAMORPHOSES: SELECTED STORIES IN VERSE

byOvid

Paperback | May 7, 2003

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This selection of 30 stories from Ovid's famous work, The Metamorphoses, does full justice to the poet's elegance and wit. All of the tales involve a form of metamorphosis, or transformation, and are peopled by the gods, demigods, and mortals of classical mythology: Venus and Adonis, Pygmalion, Apollo and Daphne, Narcissus, more.
Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict of Augustus to remote Tomis on the Black Sea because of a poem ...
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Title:THE METAMORPHOSES: SELECTED STORIES IN VERSEFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 7, 2003Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486427587

ISBN - 13:9780486427584

Appropriate for ages: 14

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