The Metamorphoses (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 3, 2009 - Fiction - 480 pages
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A masterpiece of Western culture, this is the first attempt to link all the Greek myths in a cohesive whole to the Roman myths of Ovid?s day. Horace Gregory, in this modern translation, turns his own poetic gifts toward a deft reconstruction of Ovid?s ancient themes.




  

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Ovid's "Metamorphoses" is one of the those classics that I probably would have never bothered to read if not for my pursuit of the 1,001 list. I'm glad I finally picked it up to read it though, even ... Read full review

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To fully investigate the entirety of Greek and Roman mythology would take a lifetime. Luckily, Ovid did all the heavy lifting two thousand years ago. Every mythological figure you can think of is in ... Read full review

Contents

HERCULES BIRTH
DRYOPE
THEMIS PROPHECY
BYBLIS AND CAUNUS
IPHIS AND IANTHE
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
GANYMEDE
APOLLO AND HYACINTHUS

APOLLO AND DAPHNE
IO AND JOVE
THE PIPES OF PAN
IO AS ISIS
PHAETHONS RIDE
JOVE AND THE ARCADIAN NYMPH
THE RAVEN
OCYRHOE
MERCURY AND BATTUS
MERCURY AND HERSE
JOVE AND EUROPA
CADMUS
ACTAEON
SEMELE
TIRESIAS
PENTHEUS AND BACCHUS
PYRAMUS AND THISBE
MARS AND VENUS
THE SUN AND LEUCOTHOE
SALMACIS AND HERMAPHRODITUS
INO AND ATHAMAS
METAMORPHOSIS OF CADMUS
PERSEUS
PERSEUS BATTLES
PALLAS ATHENA AND THE MUSES
DEATH AND PROSERPINA
ARETHUSA
TRIPTOLEMUS
METAMORPHOSIS OF THE PIERIDES
ARACHNE
NIOBE AND LATONA
MARSYAS
TEREUS PROCNE AND PHILOMELA
BOREAS AND ORITHYIA
JASON AND MEDEA
MINOS WARS AGAINST AEGEUS
THE MYRMIDONS
CEPHALUS AND PROCRIS
MINOS NISUS AND SCYLLA
DAEDALUS AND ICARUS
MELEAGER AND THE BOAR
ALTHAEA AND MELEAGER
ACHELOÜS
BAUCIS AND PHILEMON
ERYSICHTHON
ACHELOÜS AND HERCULES
HERCULES NESSUS AND DEIANIRA
PYGMALION
CINYRAS AND MYRRHA
VENUS AND ADONIS
ATALANTA
METAMORPHOSIS OF ADONIS
THE DEATH OF ORPHEUS
MIDAS
THE BUILDING OF TROY
THETIS AND PELEUS
DAEDALION
PELEUS CATTLE
THE JOURNEYS OF CEYX
SLEEP
METAMORPHOSIS OF ALCYONE
AESACUS AND HESPERIA
THE TROJAN WAR BEGINS
CAENIS
NESTORS TALE OF THE CENTAURS
THE DEATH OF ACHILLES
THE DISPUTE OVER ACHILLES ARMOUR
THE FALL OF TROY
THE SACRIFICE OF POLYXENA
HECUBAS GRIEF
MEMNON
AENEAS
GALATEA AND POLYPHEMUS
GLAUCUS
CIRCE GLAUCUS AND SCYLLA
AENEAS VISITS CUMAE
ACHAEMENIDES AND POLYPHEMUS
CIRCE
PICUS AND CANENS
THE CONQUESTS OF AENEAS
LATER KINGS OF ALBA
IPHIS AND ANAXARETE
OTHER KINGS OF ITALIA
NUMA HEARS THE STORY OF MYSCELOS
THE PHILOSOPHER
THE DEATH OF NUMA
HIPPOLYTUS
CIPUS
CAESAR
II
III
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Ovid—Publius Ovidius Naso—(43 bce–ce 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.

Ovid—Publius Ovidius Naso—(43 bce–ce 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.

Ovid—Publius Ovidius Naso—(43 bce–ce 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.

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