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Metamorphoses: A New Verse Translation

SKU: 9780141394619 Supplier: Penguin Random House


Author: Ovid

Format: Hardback | 768 pages

Dimensions: 4.57 x 13.72 x 20.07 cm

Publication date: 3 April 2014

Ovid’s sensuous and witty poetry brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a result of love or lust—where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but lighthearted, dramatic yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.


 Metamorphoses: A New Verse Translation