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The Metamorphoses of Ovid - David R. Slavitt
The Metamorphoses of Ovid
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780801847981 (0801847982)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
5.0 Ovid: Metamorphoses
This book is phenomenal. I had read parts of the Metamorphoses in high school, and my focus then was on the language and structure of the text, not so much on the stories. That's just what happens when you're trying to learn how to translate texts from Latin. When I picked up the book again ear...
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it
5.0
Nature is a cruel joke. It plagues us with natural disasters and disease, the destructive potential of which is equalled only by our own tempestuous inclinations. We heal the damage wrought by these forces the best we can with Apollo’s gifts: we heal the sick with medicine, we shed light where there...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
3.5 A story of change and transformation
The first thing that came into my mind as I was reading this book is a concept that was developed by the Ancient Greek philosopher Democritus: matter is never created or destroyed, it only ever changes form. Then there is the idea Ovid explores: the universe in which we live is in a constant state o...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
2.0
Lots of this is obviously great, but I had to skip many pages due to the incredibly graphic violence. I need someone to produce a trigger-free version
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
0.0 Metamorphoses
This edition is the Innes prose translation.
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