The Metamorphoses of Ovid

The Metamorphoses of Ovid

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A treasury of classical myths, filtered through the far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid (43 B.C. - A.D. 17). It weaves together every major mythological story to display a dazzling array of miraculous metamorphoses, from the time chaos is transformed into order at the moment of creation, to the time when the soul of Julius Caesar is turned into a star and set in the heavens. Through the poetic artistry of Allen Mandelbaum, this glorious achievement of classical literature, whose influence on English literature is rivaled perhaps only by that of the Bible, is revealed anew.

ISBN: 9780156001267

Published Date: January 1, 1993

Publisher: Harvest Books

Language: English

Page Count: 559

Size: 8.92" l x 5.94" w x 1.50" h