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  • Metamorphoses: The New, Annotated Edition
  • Ovid. Translated by Rolfe Humphries. Joseph D. Reed
  • 2018
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  • Published by: Indiana University Press
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Ovid's Metamorphoses is one of the most influential works of Western literature, inspiring artists and writers from Titian to Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie. These are some of the most famous Roman myths as you've never read them before—sensuous, dangerously witty, audacious—from the fall of Troy to birth of the minotaur, and many others that only appear in the Metamorphoses. Connected together by the immutable laws of change and metamorphosis, the myths tell the story of the world from its creation up to the transformation of Julius Caesar from man into god.


In the ten-beat, unrhymed lines of this now-legendary and widely praised translation, Rolfe Humphries captures the spirit of Ovid's swift and conversational language, bringing the wit and sophistication of the Roman poet to modern readers.


This special annotated edition includes new, comprehensive commentary and notes by Joseph D. Reed, Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Brown University.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Contents
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  1. BOOK ONE
  2. pp. 3-27
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  1. BOOK TWO
  2. pp. 28-56
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  1. BOOK THREE
  2. pp. 57-80
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  1. BOOK FOUR
  2. pp. 81-106
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  1. BOOK FIVE
  2. pp. 107-128
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  2. pp. 129-152
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  1. BOOK SEVEN
  2. pp. 153-180
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  1. BOOK EIGHT
  2. pp. 181-208
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  1. BOOK NINE
  2. pp. 209-233
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  1. BOOK TEN
  2. pp. 234-258
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  1. BOOK ELEVEN
  2. pp. 259-284
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  1. BOOK TWELVE
  2. pp. 285-304
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  1. BOOK THIRTEEN
  2. pp. 305-337
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  1. BOOK FOURTEEN
  2. pp. 338-364
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  1. BOOK FIFTEEN
  2. pp. 365-392
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  1. Commentary
  2. by J. D. Reed
  3. pp. 393-394
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 395-398
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  1. Commentary
  2. pp. 399-513
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  1. Expanded Glossary and Index
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253034496
Related ISBN(s)
9780253033598, 9780253033697, 9780253033703, 9780253034502
MARC Record
OCLC
1035312702
Pages
536
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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