Ovid: Metamorphoses I
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1984 - Foreign Language Study - 170 pages
The first book of Ovid's "Metamorphoses" contains an interesting variety of material. It begins with myths related to the creation of the world and man, decline from the golden age, the flood and the story of Deucalion and Pyrrha. In the second half it deals primarily with two main metamorphosis myths - Apollo's love for Daphne and the story of Io.
Guy Lee's edition, first published by CUP in 1952, supplies a detailed commentary of explanatory notes (with useful index) and, separately, a number of critical notes on teh readings adopted by his text. the substantial introduction deals with Ovid himself, with the "Metamorhposes" and Ovid's other works; there is also a practical section on the Ovidian hexameter and, as one might expect from an editor who is himself a consummate translator of Latin poetry, a sensitive section on translations of the "Metamorphsoses" (especially Golding, Sandys and Dryden).
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adjective Aeneid aere aether Agrippa Postumus amor ancient animalia Apollo aquae atque Augustus bracchia caeli caelo Caes caesura Callimachus caput Carm Catullus dactylic Daphne Deucalion Deucalion and Pyrrha deus diuersa Dryden e.g. Cic earth elision enim Epaphus erat example Fasti fuit gods Greek habet haec Heinsius Hesiod hexameter Housman ilia Inachus inque ipsa ipse Jupiter Latin Livy Lucretius lumina Lycaon Magnus manu meaning Metamorphoses mihi modo moles nomen noua noun nunc nymphae omnes omnia orbem Ovid Ovid's Ovidian passage Phaethon phrase Pliny poem poetry poets prob prose Pyrrha quae quaedam quam quid Quintilian quod quoque Roman Sandys says Seneca sense sidera silua Silver Latin sine somno spondees story sunt tamen tellus terrae tibi Tibullus translates Tusc uenit uerba uicta uindice unda uoce uultus verb verse Virg Virgil word