By Elaine Fantham
Oxford methods to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces person works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who're forthcoming them for the 1st time. each one quantity units the paintings in its literary and historic context, and goals to supply a balanced and interesting review of its content material, artistry, and goal. a short survey of the effect of the paintings upon next generations is incorporated to illustrate its enduring relevance and tool. All quotations from the unique are translated into English.
Ovid's Metamorphoses were visible as either the fruits of and a revolution within the classical epic culture, shifting narrative curiosity from struggle to like and fable. This creation considers how Ovid discovered and formed his narrative from the production of the realm to his personal refined occasions, illustrating the cruelty of jealous gods, the pathos of human love, and the imaginitive myth of flight, monsters, magic, and phantasm. Elaine Fantham introduces the reader not just to this superb and intricate narrative poem, yet to the Greek and Roman traditions in the back of Ovid's stories of transformation and a variety of the pictures and texts that it inspired.
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