Selections from Ovid With Notes and Vocabulary

ISBN-10: 1585100889
ISBN-13: 9781585100880
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Charles W. Dunmore was faculty at New York University for many years, serving for some time as the chairman of that department. He was a consulting editor on Latin and Greek etymology for the "World Book Encyclopedia," and is the author of "Selections from Ovid" and co-author, with Rita M. Fleischer, of "Studies in Etymology," both Focus Publishing.Rita Fleischer is the Administrative Director for Foreign Languages at the CUNY Graduate Center. She did her graduate and undergraduate work at New York University. She has taught at public and private schools in the metropolitan area, co-authored several texts, and taught at the intensive Latin/Greek Institute of Brooklyn College and the City Univerity Graduate Center.

Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict of Augustus to remote Tomis on the Black Sea because of a poem and an indiscretion. Miserable in provincial exile, he died there ten years later. His brilliant, witty, fertile elegiac poems include Amores (Loves), Heroides (Heroines), and Ars Amatoris (The Art of Love), but he is perhaps best known for the Metamorphoses, a marvelously imaginative compendium of Greek mythology where every story alludes to a change in shape. Ovid was admired and imitated throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Jonson knew his works well. His mastery of form, gift for narration, and amusing urbanity are irresistible.

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