Ovid's Metamorphoses
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Ovid's Metamorphoses have been seen to mark a culmination of the classical epic tradition and a revolutionary transferral of narrative interest from warfare to love and fantasy. This introduction 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, magic and illusion. Elaine Fantham provides a stimulating analysis of this marvellous and complex poem, and the traditions it built on and inspired.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.3 x 17.8mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019515410X
  • 9780195154108
  • 539,046

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A beautifully written, undogmatic, and thoroughly sound introduction to the Metamorphoses.... This is a book that can be heartily recommended to students and colleagues in other fields who want a sympathetic guide and sharp-eyed observer of Ovid's strengths to help them enjoy every bit of the work. * New England Classical Journal *show more

About Elaine Fantham

Elaine Fantham is Giger Professor Emerita of Latin at Princeton University.show more

Table of contents

APPENDIX 1: OVID'S POETICAL WORKS ; APPENDIX 2: OUTLINE OF THE METAMORPHOSESshow more

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