Metamorphoses of Ovid

ISBN-10: 1558493999
ISBN-13: 9781558493995
Edition: 2003
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Composed in Latin in the early years of the first century, the 'Metamorphoses' presents a collection of amazing tales of transformation based on Greek mythology and Roman legend. This translation - in the rapid American idiom - includes sketches of the poet's life and his extant works.

Michael Simpson is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue
The creation
The four ages
The Giants' attempt to invade heaven
Jupiter and the gods
Lycaon
The flood
Deucalion and Pyrrha
Python
Daphne and Apollo
Jupiter and Io
Argus and Mercury
Pan and Syrinx
The death of Argus
Io in Egypt
Clymene and Phaethon
Phaethon at the Sun-god's palace
Phaethon's flight and death
The sisters of Phaethon
Cycnus
Jupiter and Callisto
Diana and Callisto
Callisto and Arcas
The raven and the crow
Apollo and Coronis
Ocyrhoe
Mercury and Battus
Mercury, Herse, and Aglauros
The house of Envy
Envy and Aglauros
Jupiter and Europa
Cadmus' founding of Thebes
Actaeon
Jupiter and Semele
The birth of Bacchus
Tiresias
Echo and Narcissus
Pentheus and Bacchus
Acoetes
The death of Pentheus
The daughters of Minyas
Pyramus and Thisbe
Mars and Venus
The Sun-god, Leucothoe, and Clytie
Salmacis and Hermaphroditus
The metamorphosis of the daughters of Minyas
Juno and Tisiphone
Tisiphone, Athamas, and Ino
The metamorphosis of Cadmus and Harmonia
Perseus and Atlas
Perseus and Andromeda
Perseus and Medusa
Perseus and Phineus
Minerva and the Muses
Pyreneus
The contest between the Muses and the daughters of Pierus
Typhoeus
The rape of Proserpina
Cyane
Arethusa
Ascalaphus
The Sirens
Arethusa's story
Triptolemus and Lyncus
The metamorphosis of the daughters of Pieros
Minerva and Arachne
Latona and Niobe
Latona and the Lycian farmers
Marsyas
Tereus, Procne, and Philomela
Boreas and Orithyia
Jason, Medea, and the quest for the golden fleece
Medea and Aeson
Medea and Pelias and his daughters
The flight of Medea
Medea, Aegeus, and Theseus
Minos and Aeacus
Cephalus and Aeacus
The plague at Aegina and the creation of the Myrmidons
Cephalus and Procris
Nisus and Scylla
Daedalus, the Minotaur, and the labyrinth
Ariadne
Daedalus and Icarus
Perdix
Meleager and the Calydonian boar hunt
Althaea and the death of Meleager
Theseus and Achelous
The Echinades and Perimele
Baucis and Philemon
Erysichthon and Hunger
Erysichthon's daughter
Achelous and Hercules
Hercules, Deianira and Nessus
The suffering of Hercules
Lichas
The death and apotheosis of Hercules
Galanthis and Hercules' birth
Dryope
Iolaus
Themis' prophecy and the sons of Callirhoe
Miletus, Byblis and Caunus
Iphis and Ianthe
Orpheus and Eurydice
Orpheus' retreat to Thrace
Cyparissus
The song of Orpheus: Ganymede
Apollo and Hyacinthus
The Cerastae and the Propoetides
Pygmalion
Cinyas and Myrrha
Venus and Adonis
Atalanta and Hippomenes
The death of Adonis
The death of Orpheus
Midas
Laomedon's double treachery
Peleus and Thetis
Peleus and Ceyx
Daedalion and Chione
The slaughter of Peleus' cattle
Ceyx and Alcyone
The house of Sleep
Alcyone's dream
The metamorphosis of Ceyx and Alcyone
Aesacus and Hesperia
The Greeks at Aulis
Rumor
The Greeks' arrival at Troy and the beginning of the Trojan War
Achilles and Cycnus
Nestor's story: Caeneus, the Lapiths and centaurs, and the death of Caeneus
Nestor, Tlepolemus, and Periclymenus
The death of Achilles
Ajax, Ulysses, and the arms of Achilles
Ajax's suicide
The fall of Troy
Hecuba's grief
The murder of Polydorus
The sacrifice of Polyxena
Hecuba's discovery of Polydorus' body and her revenge and metamorphosis
Aurora's intercession for Memnon
Memnon's funeral
Aeneas' flight from Troy with a band of Trojans
Aeneas on Delos
Anius' daughters
The daughters of Orion
Continuation of Aeneas' journey
Scylla and Galatea: Galatea's story, the song of Polyphemus, and the metamorphosis of Acis
Glaucus and Scylla
Glaucus, Circe, and Scylla
Aeneas' arrival at Cumae in Italy
Aeneas' journey to the underworld
The sybil's story
Achaemenides and Macareus
Achaemenides' story
Macareus' story
Picus
Aeneas' arrival at the mouth of the Tiber, marriage to Lavinia, and war with Turnus and the Rutulians
Venulus and Diomedes
Diomedes' story
Continuation of the war between Aeneas and Turnus
Turnus' defeat
The metamorphosis of Ardea
The death and apotheosis of Aeneas
Successors of Aeneas
Pomona and Vertumnus
Iphis and Anaxarete
Additional successors of Aeneas, the founding of Rome, and early Roman history
The apotheosis of Romulus and Hersilia
Numa's journey to Croton
Myscelus and the founding of Croton
The teachings of Pythagoras
Numa's return from Croton and his death
Egeria's grief
Hippolytus' story
Cipus
Aesculapius' arrival in Rome
The apotheosis of Julius Caesar
Prayer for Augustus
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography of Works Consulted
Index

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