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Metamorphoses, the (8) [Novel]
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Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem 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 the stories of Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the Fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic and yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.

Original title: Metamorphoses
Original languages: Latin

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Genre: MythologyRetellingsGreek & Roman
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

Edition #1: Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (2004)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

This lively, accessible new translation by David Raeburn is in hexameter verse form, which brilliantly captures the energy and spontaneity of the original. The edition contains an introduction discussing the life and work of Ovid as well as a preface to each book, explanatory notes and an index of people, gods and places.

Language: English

Translated by: David Raeburn
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Manifested in:

Metamorphoses (2004)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140447897
Pages: 768

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Edition #2: Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (2004)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. This volume also includes endnotes and a glossary of people, places, and personifications.

Language: English

Translated by: Charles Martin
Introduction by: Bernard Knox
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Manifested in:

Metamorphoses (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039332642X
Pages: 624

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Edition #3: The Metamorphoses of Ovid

The Metamorphoses of Ovid (1994)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

In Slavitt's freely inventive but emotionally accurate renderings, the voice of Ovid speaks again to a new generation of readers.

Language: English

Translated by: David R. Slavitt
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Manifested in:

The Metamorphoses of Ovid (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Baltimore
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 0801847982
Pages: 360

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Edition #4: The Metamorphoses

The Metamorphoses (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Mandelbaum translation
Translated by: Allen Mandelbaum
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The Metamorphoses of Ovid (1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
ISBN: 0156001268
Pages: 559

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Edition #5: Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (1986)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: A. D. Melville
Introduction by: E. J. Kenney
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Metamorphoses (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019283472X
Pages: 528

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Edition #6: The Metamorphoses

The Metamorphoses (1958)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Horace Gregory, in this modern translation, turns his own poetic gifts toward a deft reconstruction of Ovid's ancient themes, using contemporary idiom to being to today's reader all the ageless drama and psychological trughs vividly intact.

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Gregory)
Translated by: Horace Gregory
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The Metamorphoses (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451527936
Pages: 448

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The Metamorphoses: A Complete New Version (1960)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Mentor Books
Pages: 448

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Edition #7: Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (1955)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

The first and still the best modern verse translation of the Metamorphoses, Humphries' version of Ovid's masterpiece captures its wit, merriment, and sophistication.


Everyone will enjoy this first modern translation by an American poet of Ovid's great work, the major treasury of classical mythology, which has perennially stimulated the minds of men. In this lively rendering there are no stock props of the pastoral and no literary landscaping, but real food on the table and sometimes real blood on the ground.


Using ten-beat, unrhymed lines in his translation, Rolfe Humphries shows a definite kinship for Ovid's swift and colloquial language and Humphries' whole poetic manner is in tune with the wit and sophistication of the Roman poet.

Language: English

Translated by: Rolfe Humphries
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Metamorphoses (1955)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Bloomington
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253200016
Pages: 401

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Edition #8: Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (1955)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: prose translation (Innes)
Translated by: Mary M. Innes
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Manifested in:

Metamorphoses (1955)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140440585

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Edition #9: The Metamorphoses of Ovid

The Metamorphoses of Ovid (1954)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: A. E. Watts
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Edition #10: Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished, Mythologiz'd, and Represented in Figures




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