Metamorphoses (Norton Critical Editions)
In his award-winning translation, Charles Martin combines fidelity to Ovid’s text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original.Ovid’s epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante’s time to the present, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid’s work. The text is accompanied by a preface, A Note on the Translation, and detailed explanatory annotations.
“Sources and Backgrounds” includes Seneca’s inspired commentary on Ovid, Charles Martin’s essay on the ways in which pantomimic dancing—an art form popular in Ovid’s time—may have been the model for Metamorphoses, as well as related works by Virgil, Callimachus, Hesiod, and Lucretius, among others.
From the enormous body of scholarly writing on Metamorphoses, Charles Martin has chosen six major interpretations by Bernard Knox, J. R. R. Mackail, Norman O. Brown, Italo Calvino, Frederick Ahl, and Diane Middlebrook.
A Glossary of Persons, Places, and Personifications in the Metamorphoses and a Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
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I've recently read several interesting short story collections from antiquity, namely The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights, and Ovid's Metamorphoses. Each of them has inspired enough academic articles ... Read full review
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Charles Martin's translation is very good. He was able to stick to the Latin poetic form. And I love all the extra context and essays available from a Norton Critical. Excellent work. Read full review
B O O
B O O I
B O O I IV
OF THE TIES THAT BIND
IMPIOUS ACTS AND EXEMPLARY LIVES
THE SONGS OF ORPHEUS
ROME BEGINS AT TROY
AROUND AND ABOUT THE ILIAD
SPOILS OF WAR AND PANGs OF LOVE
AROUND AND ABOUT WITH AENEAS
PROPHETIC ACTS AND VISIONARY DREAMS
Persons Places and Personyications in the Metamorphoses
DESIRE DECEIT AND DIFFICULT DELIVERIES