Myths From Ovid's Metamorphoses: With A Vocabulary (1872)

Kessinger Publishing, 2008 - 100 páginas
Myths From Ovid's Metamorphoses: With A Vocabulary (1872) is a book that presents a selection of myths from the epic poem Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid. The book includes a comprehensive vocabulary section to aid in the understanding of the text. The myths included in the book are retold in a clear and concise manner, making them accessible to readers of all ages. The stories cover a wide range of topics, including love, betrayal, transformation, and the power of the gods. The book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in classical mythology or looking to improve their understanding of Latin literature. Overall, Myths From Ovid's Metamorphoses: With A Vocabulary (1872) is a valuable addition to any library and a must-read for lovers of mythology and literature.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

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Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC--AD 17/18), known as Ovid. 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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