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OUP Oxford, May 7, 1998 - Poetry - 528 pages
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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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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

#2 on the 1,001 Books to Read list. 999 to go. The takeaway was that I'm now properly prepared for the Jeopardy! category of Roman Gods, should I ever get on the show, and should that come up. Absent ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this book thoroughly being a lover of Greco-Roman mythology. There were other, lesser known myths that I was able to read up on which I was ecstatic about. However, I have a few small ... Read full review

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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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