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Classic Epic The action movie of it s day, I guess Whatcan you say Shakespeare used it,T.S Eliot, though it slikely they took from the original and not a translation How good a translation this is I have no idea, but it shivered MY timbers so fuck it, who cares Metamorphoses will always be one of my favorite classical Greek texts The stories are engaging, and the structure forces you to think and remember, utilizing your own knowledge of mythology to make sense of the connections Although this wasn t the greatest translation, the language is beautiful I really enjoyed revisiting this and look forward to reading the second half soon. DOWNLOAD BOOK ♨ Metamorphoses ♼ The Metamorphoses Is A Latin Narrative Poem By The Roman Poet Ovid, Considered His Magnum Opus Comprising Fifteen Books And OverMyths, The Poem Chronicles The History Of The World From Its Creation To The Deification Of Julius Caesar Within A Loose Mythico Historical FrameworkBook I The Creation, The Ages Of Mankind, The Flood, Deucalion And Pyrrha, Apollo And Daphne, Io, Pha TonBook II Pha Ton Cont , Callisto, The Raven And The Crow, Ocyrhoe, Mercury And Battus, The Envy Of Aglauros, Jupiter And EuropaBook III Cadmus, Diana And Actaeon, Semele And The Birth Of Bacchus, Tiresias, Narcissus And Echo, Pentheus And BacchusBook IV The Daughters Of Minyas, Pyramus And Thisbe, The Sun In Love, Salmacis And Hermaphroditus, The Daughters Of Minyas Transformed, Athamas And Ino, The Transformation Of Cadmus, Perseus And AndromedaBook V Perseus Fight In The Palace Of Cepheus, Minerva Meets The Muses On Helicon, The Rape Of Proserpina, Arethusa, TriptolemusBook VI Arachne Niobe The Lycian Peasants Marsyas Pelops Tereus, Procne, And Philomela Boreas And OrithyiaBook VII Medea And Jason, Medea And Aeson, Medea And Pelias, Theseus, Minos, Aeacus, The Plague At Aegina, The Myrmidons, Cephalus And ProcrisBook VIII Scylla And Minos, The Minotaur, Daedalus And Icarus, Perdix, Meleager And The Calydonian Boar, Althaea And Meleager, Achelous And The Nymphs, Philemon And Baucis, Erysichthon And His Daughter Wiki A book I ve spent so much time with, it s permanently ingrained in my consciousness And really, I don t mind a bit. Mythical history in dactylic hexameters Theseus Least affecting, but Daedalus and Icarus make the room feel dusty. A must read, After completing Book III, I abandoned the rest of this translation since I m reading the Golding Translation and the Mandelbaum at the same time, story by story I found that this prose version by Miller adds nothing for me other than that it includes the Latin text along with the translation Not being a serious scholar and having long since lost track of practically all of my High School Latin, the two versions I m already reading in detail arethan sufficient. Ovid s work itself is charming A wonderful source of mythology, masterfully crafted and skillfully told This selection, the first book in the Metamorphoses, relates the creation of the world and mankind, the attempt of Lycaon to feed human flesh to the gods, the flood, Apollo s unsuccessful pursuit of the nymph Daphne, the story of Io with its frame story of Pan s chase of Syrinx, and the first part of the Phaethon episode The Latin was a little difficult at first, but started to unraveleasily during the story of Deucalion and Pyrrha, perhaps because I became used to Ovid s style or because the Latin really was easier.As for A G Lee s commentary, I found it pretty useful The layout consists of a thorough introduction to Ovid, the Latin text with no footnotes or provided vocabulary, the commentary, critical notes on the text, and finally, an index I really would have appreciated a vocabulary section at the back of the book I know that some people prefer to wrestle over the meanings of a Latin word themselves, but I would think that most students reading this text would prefer to have the Latinhandy Most of the commentary was very good, but a good deal of it referred readers to other Latin quotes with no translation I think I am safe in saying that most students will not take the time to translate the Latin in the commentary, so it would have been good of Lee to include one himself.This book will probably be a little too advanced for high school students reading Ovid for the first time but suitable for undergraduates.N.B., Goodreads says that this book is edited by D E Hill, but the cover clearly says A G Lee. All I can say is go out and find the loeb Metamorphoses and have fun Easily the greatest epic I ve read so far, and I ve read a lot. I actually read the Teubner edition I believe this remains the longest thing that I have read in Latin I enjoy Ovid, and this is one of the best ways to survey ancient mythology.