Stories from Ovid"s "Metamorphoses"
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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementedited for use by schools by John Bond and Arthur S. Walpole...with notes, exercises, and vocabulary.
ContributionsBond, John., Walpole, Arthur S.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 88p.
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13886886M

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A summary of Book I in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Metamorphoses and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Peter Jones' 'Reading Ovid' is a very helpful way into 'Metamorphoses' with a selection of twenty of the tales generously glossed for vocabulary and grammatical points and especially for commentary on mythology and Roman beliefs and values. Best of all, the attentive student will learn a lot about the *poetics of this poetry from the /5(7). Metamorphoses, poem in 15 books, written in Latin about 8 CE by Ovid. It is written in hexameter verse. The work is a collection of mythological and legendary stories, many taken from Greek sources, in which transformation (metamorphosis) plays a role, however minor. One of the most influential and popular works in all literature, Ovids Metamorphoses is a weaving-together of classical myths, extending in time from the creation of the world to the death of Julius Caesar. This volume provides the Latin text of the first five books of the poem and the most detailed commentary available in English for these books/5.

Ovid - The Metamorphoses: Book 6 - a new complete downloadable English translation with comprehensive index, and other poetry translations including Baudelaire, Chinese, European. Stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses - Kindle edition by Ovid. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Stories from Ovid's : Ovid. Ovid: The Metamorphoses: a new complete downloadable English translation with comprehensive index, and other poetry translations including Baudelaire, Chinese, European. Metamorphoses: Tales of Change. The Metamorphoses tales and other Greek myths featured here often involve some form of transformation and explore many aspects of human nature: greed, curiosity, vanity, generosity, arrogance, creativity. This makes them a very powerful springboard for discussion and creative work. The stories.

The palace of the sun turns out to be made entirely of precious metals, and far superior to anything featured on MTV's Cribs.; Ovid tells us that what was most stupendously awesome, however, was the artwork on the doors. There, Vulcan, the god of fire and technology, had created a picture of the world through metal-working. “Metamorphoses” is often called a mock-epic, as it is written in dactylic hexameter (the form of the great epic poems of the ancient tradition, such as “The Iliad”, “The Odyssey” and “The Aeneid”), unlike Ovid‘s other works. But, rather than following and extolling the deeds of a great hero like the traditional epics, Ovid’s work leaps from story to story, often with little Ratings: It makes sense that many of the stories in Book 12 are told during a truce between the Greek and Trojan armies, when no one is fighting. The other great Roman poet, Virgil, whose Aeneid is another important source for Ovid's reinterpretation of epic heroism, also questions some of the classic Homeric assumptions about the glory of war.   Melvyn Bragg explores the enduring appeal of the Roman poet Ovid's work Metamorphoses. With A.S. Byatt and A. Catherine Bates.