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OUP Oxford, May 7, 1998 - Poetry - 528 pages
62 Reviews
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.

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Review: Metamorphoses

User Review  - Robert Farwell - Goodreads

Ovid -- the David Bowie of Latin literature. I chewed on this book of myth-poems the entire time I was tramping around Rome. I was looking for the right words to describe my feelings about it. It isn ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aidan Watson-Morris - Goodreads

wow. the 'poetry slam' is a small blemish on an otherwise breathtaking translation. total favorite. Read full review

About the author (1998)

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.

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