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Ovid Metamorphoses

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ISBN-10: 0521556201

ISBN-13: 9780521556200

Edition: 2000

Authors: Ovid, Neil Hopkinson, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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Book XIII of Ovids Metamorphoses presents a wide variety of brilliant episodes, from the rhetorically charged contest between Ulysses and Ajax over the arms of Achilles, to the tragic tale of Hecuba and her gruesome revenge, to the amusing story of Polyphemus unrequited love for Galatea and its bloody conclusion. This edition discusses in detail Ovids treatment of his sources and sets out the ways in which he has adapted earlier literature as material for his novel work. Guidance is offered on points of language and style, and the Introduction treats in general terms the themes of metamorphosis and the structure of the poem as a whole.
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List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

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…    

Neil Hopkinson is Fellow in Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Structure and themes
Lines 1-398: the Judgment of Arms
Lines 408-571: Hecuba
Lines 576-622: Memnon
Lines 632-704: Anius and his daughters
Lines 13.730-14.222: Acis, Galatea and Polyphemus; Scylla, Glaucus and Circe
The text and apparatus criticus
P. Ovidi Nasonis Metamorphoseon Liber Tertivs Decimvs