Ovid's Metamorphoses

Ovid's Metamorphoses


Author : Elaine Fantham
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 9780198035060
Pages : 192 pages
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Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time. Each volume sets the work in its literary and historical context, and aims to offer a balanced and engaging assessment of its content, artistry, and purpose. A brief survey of the influence of the work upon subsequent generations is included to demonstrate its enduring relevance and power. All quotations from the original are translated into English. Ovid's Metamorphoses have been seen as both the culmination of and a revolution in the classical epic tradition, transferring narrative interest from war to love and fantasy. This introduction considers how Ovid found and shaped his narrative from the creation of the world to his own sophisticated times, illustrating the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginative fantasy of flight, monsters, magic, and illusion. Elaine Fantham introduces the reader not only to this marvelous and complex narrative poem, but to the Greek and Roman traditions behind Ovid's tales of transformation and a selection of the images and texts that it inspired.


Ovid's Metamorphoses

Ovid's Metamorphoses


Author : Publius Ovidius Naso
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Pages : 553 pages
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Simile and Identity in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Simile and Identity in Ovid's Metamorphoses


Author : Marie Louise von Glinski
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 0521760968
Pages : 181 pages
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The first monograph on Ovid's epic simile, offering fresh perspectives on central episodes of this important work.


The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses


Author : Joseph B. Solodow
Publisher : UNC Press Books
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ISBN : 1469616491
Pages : 288 pages
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Synthesizing a wealth of detailed observations, Joseph Solodow studies the structure of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses, the role of the narrator, Ovid's treatment of myth, and the relationship between Ovid's and Virgil's presentations of Aeneas. He argues that for Ovid metamorphosis is an act of clarification, a form of artistic creation, and that the metamorphosed creatures in his poem are comparable to works of art. These figures ultimately aid us in perceiving and understanding the world.


Producing Ovid’s 'Metamorphoses' in the Early Modern Low Countries

Producing Ovid’s 'Metamorphoses' in the Early Modern Low Countries


Author : John Tholen
Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004462392
Pages : 345 pages
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This book offers an analysis of paratextual infrastructures in editions of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and shows how paratexts functioned as important instruments for publishers and commentators to influence readers of this ancient text.


Book XIII of Ovid’s >Metamorphoses

Book XIII of Ovid’s >Metamorphoses


Author : Luis Rivero García
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110612496
Pages : 539 pages
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The text of Ovid's Metamorphoses is not as indisputably established as one might think. Many passages are still obscure or plainly corrupt. 550 manuscripts, 500 editions and reprints, as well as countless critical notes and works must be taken into account when trying to establish the most reliable text for new generations of readers. This volume provides a detailed line-by-line analysis of Book XIII and offers thereby an indispensable starting point for a new critical edition not only of this but also of other parts of the poem.


Metamorphoses of the City

Metamorphoses of the City


Author : Pierre Manent
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674727703
Pages : 384 pages
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Metamorphoses of the City is a sweeping interpretation of Europe's ambition to generate ever better forms of collective self-government, from ancient city-states and empires to a universal church and the nation-state. But the nation-state is nearing the end of its line, Pierre Manent says, and what will supplant it remains to be seen.


Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Traditions of Augustan Poetry

Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Traditions of Augustan Poetry


Author : Peter E. Knox
Publisher : Cambridge Philological Society
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ISBN : 1913701174
Pages : 104 pages
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Having established his reputation as an elegist, Ovid turned to the composition of hexameter narrative. Although the Metamorphoses has often been treated as an appendix to the history of Augustan poetry, the principal lines of stylistic and thematic development continue in Ovid's work. Drawing upon the structure and content of Vergil's Sixth Eclogue, the Metamorphoses is an intricate and allusive poem that combines elements from the entire range of Roman verse composed in the Alexandrian manner. Professor Knox focuses in particular upon the contributions of elegy and epyllion, examining the manner in which Ovid exploits the diction of these genres in order to distinguish his poem from traditional epic verse. The study concludes with an investigation of the aetiological stories of the final book and the sustained evocation of Callimachus' Aetia at its close.


On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects

On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects


Author : Sir John Lubbock
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Pages : 140 pages
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Metamorphoses of the Absolute

Metamorphoses of the Absolute


Author : Otto Neumaier
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1527524841
Pages : 339 pages
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This collection of essays is devoted to the diversity of the conceptual and terminological definitions of the notion of the “absolute”. Absolute comprises both the concepts of the Western world related to God and the verbal constructions flowing from these ideas in the spheres of law, philosophy, linguistics, politics, medicine, literature, and arts. Over time, absolute and its neologisms have undergone various modifications, assuming the associated characteristics of syntactic ambiguity and inflation. Absolute can imply an increase in the degree of a quality attached to some object or phenomenon and can be used as either an adverbial modifier or a proper noun. In its appearances as a procedural term, absolute mostly conveys a negative connotation when evaluating some action. The question posed in this book is not what absolute is, but what possibilities exist with regard to perceiving and conceptualizing it in human terms, both historically and in the present.


Ovid's Metamorphoses. Books i to iii (iv, v) tr. by R. Mongan

Ovid's Metamorphoses. Books i to iii (iv, v) tr. by R. Mongan


Author : Publius Ovidius Naso
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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses


Author : Ovid
Publisher : Signet Book
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Pages : 496 pages
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Ovid's magnificent panorama of the Greek and Roman myths-presented by a noted poet, scholar, and critic. Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage, sophisticated wit, The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture-the first attempt to link all the Greek myths, before and after Homer, 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, using contemporary idiom to bring to today's reader all the ageless drama and psychological truths vividly intact.


Record of Zoological Literature. Insecta

Record of Zoological Literature. Insecta


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Pages : 954 pages
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Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses

Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses


Author : Apuleius
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Pages : 352 pages
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Landscape in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Landscape in Ovid's Metamorphoses


Author : Charles Segal
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Pages : 109 pages
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Ovid: Metamorphoses III

Ovid: Metamorphoses III


Author : Ovid
Publisher : Bristol Classical Press
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Pages : 152 pages
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When Jupiter arrives at Crete, still carrying the princess Europa, he abandons his bull shape and turns back into himself.


Storytelling Slaves and Narrative Resistance in Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Storytelling Slaves and Narrative Resistance in Apuleius' Metamorphoses


Author : Sonia Anjali Sabnis
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Pages : 514 pages
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