The Play of Fictions

The Play of Fictions

Author: A. M. Keith

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Published: 1992

Total Pages: 188

ISBN-13: 9780472102747

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A lucid analysis of the characterization of Ovidian narrative


A Commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses: Volume 2, Books 7-12

A Commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses: Volume 2, Books 7-12

Author: Alessandro Barchiesi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2023-12-31

Total Pages: 692

ISBN-13: 1009197630

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Comprising fifteen books and over two hundred and fifty myths, Ovid's Metamorphoses is one of the longest extant Latin poems from the ancient world and one of the most influential works in Western culture. It is an epic on desire and transgression that became a gateway to the entire world of pagan mythology and visual imagination. This, the first complete commentary in English, covers all aspects of the text – from textual interpretation to poetics, imagination, and ideology – and will be useful as a teaching aid and an orientation for those who are interested in the text and its reception. Historically, the poem's audience includes readers interested in opera and ballet, psychology and sexuality, myth and painting, feminism and posthumanism, vegetarianism and metempsychosis (to name just a few outside the area of Classical Studies).


Metamorphoses: A New Translation

Metamorphoses: A New Translation

Author: Ovid

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Published: 2005-01-17

Total Pages: 628

ISBN-13: 0393072436

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"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard." —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Ovid's epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Martin's Metamorphoses will be the translation of choice for contemporary readers in English. This volume also includes endnotes and a glossary of people, places, and personifications.


Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Published: 2018-04-13

Total Pages: 534

ISBN-13: 0253034493

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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.


Ovid's Metamorphoses

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Elaine Fantham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 200

ISBN-13: 9780195154092

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This introduction to Ovid's Metamorphoses considers how Ovid defined and shaped his narrative, its cultural context, and its vivid depictions of the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginative fantasy of flight, monsters, magicand illusion.


Ovid's Metamorphoses

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Karl Galinsky

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Published: 1975-01-01

Total Pages: 306

ISBN-13: 9780520028487

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The main purpose of this book is to provide an introduction, in the form of a literary study, both to the major aspects of the Metamorphoses and to Ovid's basic aims in the poem. -- Book Jacket.


Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Author: Stefan Tilg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Published: 2014-06-12

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 0191016810

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This volume reveals how Apuleius' Metamorphoses - the only fully extant Roman novel and a classic of world literature - works as a piece of literature, exploring its poetics and the way in which questions of production and reception are reflected in its text. Providing a roughly linear reading of key passages, the volume develops an original idea of Apuleius as an ambitious writer led by the literary tradition, rhetoric, and Platonism, and argues that he created what we could call a seriocomic 'philosophical novel' avant la lettre. The author focuses, in particular, on the ways in which Apuleius drew attention to his achievement and introduced the Greek ass story to Roman literature. Thus, the volume also sheds new light on the forms and the literary and intellectual potential of the genre of the ancient novel.


Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

Author: Genevieve Liveley

Publisher: A&C Black

Published: 2010-12-23

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 1441170812

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Perhaps no other classical text has proved its versatility so much as Ovid's epic poem. A staple of undergraduate courses in Classical Studies, Latin, English and Comparative Literature, Metamorphoses is arguably one of the most important, canonical Latin texts and certainly among the most widely read and studied. Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': A Reader's Guide is the ideal companion to this epic classical text offering guidance on: • Literary, historical and cultural context • Key themes • Reading the text • Reception and influence • Further reading