The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Ovid

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A new verse translation of the most famous work of a witty, irreverent Roman poet captures the mischievous spirit of this man of letters who wrote candid poems about love and suffered a death in exile.
 

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David R. Slavitt, poet, novelist, critic, and journalist, has published more than fifty books. His translations include the Metamorphoses of Ovid, The Fables of Avianus, the & quot;Eclogues& quot; and & quot;Georgics& quot; of Virgil, and Seneca: The Tragedies, Vols. 1 and 2, all available from Johns Hopkins. Allen Mandelbaum is W.R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of HumanitiesAllen Mandelbaum is W.R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities at Wake Forest University and a National Book Award winner. at Wake Forest University and a National Book Award winner. He is the translator of the UC Press facing-text editions o He is the translator of the UC Press facing-text editions of Dante s "Divine Comedy" (in three volumes: "Inferno, Purgaf Dante s "Divine Comedy" (in three volumes: "Inferno, Purgatorio, "and "Paradiso"), as well as the UC Press editions oftorio, "and "Paradiso"), as well as the UC Press editions of the verse translations of "The Odyssey of Homer" and "The A the verse translations of "The Odyssey of Homer" and "The Aeneid" of Virgil. Anthony Oldcorn is Chair of Italian at Broeneid" of Virgil. Anthony Oldcorn is Chair of Italian at Brown University. Charles Ross is Professor of English and Compwn University. Charles Ross is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University. arative Literature at Purdue University.
 
Published April 15, 1995 by Harcourt Brace. 576 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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Mandelbaum, whose translation of The Aeneid won the National Book Award, has rendered Ovid's compilation of classical myths into verse. And the poem is as flowing and metamorphic as the gods and heroe

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Translator and poet Mandelbaum offers his rendition of Ovid's classic work of mythology and change. (Apr.)

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They sit weaving and telling stories of the gods, the better to ignore a Bacchic orgy: ``Some sisters said such things could never be, / while others were convinced that anything / was in the power of true deities-- / but surely Bacchus was not one of these.'' When their incredible stories are do...

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Translator and poet Mandelbaum offers his rendition of Ovid's classic work of mythology and change.

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For example, in Book Seven, Slavitt interrupts the narrative to comment on Ovid's often long-winded style, and replaces ``forty lines of travel'' (Medea's) with 40 verse lines of his own criticism of the text.

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As Sabine Coelsch-Foisner explains in her introduction, this volume of essays on the reception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in English poetry was produced under the aegis of a research center jointly sponsored by two universities in Salzburg: the Paris-Lodron University and the University Mozarteum.

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