Metamorphoses (Hackett Classics)

Metamorphoses (Hackett Classics)

Ovid, Stanley Lombardo

Ovid's Metamorphoses profits its excellent twenty-first-century usher in in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western paintings and literature that's too usually handled, even through poets, as an insignificant car for the ratings of myths it recasts and transmits instead of as a unified murals with epic-scale objectives of its personal. Such misconceptions are not likely to outlive a analyzing of Lombardo's rendering, which vividly mirrors the brutality, unhappiness, comedy, irony, tenderness, and eeriness of Ovid's mammoth international in addition to the poem’s easy pacing. lower than Lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor a person else want worry nodding off.

The translation is observed through an exciting advent by way of W. R. Johnson that unweaves and reweaves a few of the poem’s most crucial issues whereas displaying how the poet achieves a few of his so much fabulous effects.

An analytical desk of contents, a catalog of changes, and a word list also are included.

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