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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Paperback Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Ovid, Translated by A.D. Melville, Edited by E. J. Kenney

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 33mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199537372
  • ISBN 13: 9780199537372
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 15,003

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The theme of the Metamorphoses is change and transformation, as illustrated in Graeco-Roman myth and legend. On this ostensibly unifying thread Ovid strings together a vast and kaleidoscopic sequence of brilliant narratives, in which the often paradoxical and always arbitrary fates of his human and divine characters reflect the never-ending flux and reflux of the universe itself. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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'This translation will quickly establish itself as _the_ transation for English speaking readers and students of this great Augustan epic.' Dr A.H.F. Griffin, University of Exeter 'a work of the highest quality which provides pleasure and information in generous measure.' JACT Review