Metamorphoses

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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. Not only is Ovid's Metamorphoses a collection of all the myths of the time of the Roman poet as he knew them, but the book presents at the same time a series of love poems-about the loves of men, women, and the gods. There are also poems of hate, to give the proper shading to the narrative. And pervading all is the writer's love for this earth, its people, its phenomena. 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.
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auth_author2 Horovitch, David., Johnston, Ian, 1938-, Johnston, Ian, 1938-., Kraft, Barry., Miller, Frank Justus.
author Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Electronic books, Fables, Latin -- Translations into English, Metamorphosis -- Mythology -- Poetry, Mythology, Classical -- Poetry, Poetry / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
title_display Metamorphoses
title_full Metamorphoses [electronic resource] / Ovid, Metamorphoses [electronic resource] Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D., Metamorphoses [sound recording] / Ovid ; [a new verse translation by Ian Johnston]
title_short Metamorphoses
topic_facet Electronic books, Fables, Latin, Metamorphosis, Mythology, Mythology, Classical, Translations into English