by Ovid, translated by A. D. Melville. Edited - and with notes by E. J. Kenney - £8.99 Oxford University Press (2008)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780199537372 | ISBN 10: 0199537372
The theme of the Metamorphoses is change and transformation, as illustrated in Graeco-Roman myth and legend. On this ostensibly unifying thread Ovid strings together a vast and kaleidoscopic sequence of brilliant narratives, in which the often paradoxical and always arbitrary fates of his human and divine characters reflect the never-ending flux and reflux of the universe itself.
* An accessible and modern translation
* Includes comprehensive explanatory notes, making the poetic verse accessible and revealing contextual and literary features
* Contains a glossary and index of names to help the reader follow the developments and characters in the text
* Includes a bibliography
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