Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses Review

Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage, sophisticated wit, The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture--the first attempt to link all the Greek myths, before and after Homer, in a cohesive whole, to the Roman myths of Ovid's day. Horace Gregory, in this modern translation, turns his poetic gifts toward a deft reconstruction of Ovid's ancient themes, using contemporary idiom to bring today's reader all the ageless drama and psychological truths vividly intact.

--From the book jacket

Title:Metamorphoses
Edition Language:English

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    Metamorphoses Reviews

  • Rachel Smalter Hall

    I bought this copy of Ovid's Metamorphoses when I was living in Rome. It's the book I was reading on the plane when I left Rome, as the realization sunk in that an awesome and strange adventure was dr...

  • Vit Babenco

    Book the First: “Of bodies chang’d to various forms, I sing” The world is a constant changes… Everything moves and one thing always changes into the other.The earth was created by the god unkn...

  • Lisa

    "Throughout all ages, If poets have vision to prophesy truth, I shall live in myFame." Thus the closing lines of Ovid's "Metamorphoses". He was certainly right in his statement, but it feels like an a...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    1000. Metamorphōseōn librī = The Metamorphoses = Books of Transformations, OvidThe Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus. Comprising 11,995 line...

  • Michelle

    The great thing about Ovid's “Metamorphoses” is that it doesn't force you to take it so seriously. It’s still remarkably vivid, considering its age, and there is hardly a dull moment in it. You ...

  • Petra-X

    I just had to quote this from a review I read: "DNF at almost halfway through. Too much depravity and immorality for me." There's a lot of depravity and immorality around now too. How does one cope? l...

  • C

    What the fuck Ovid. Save some brilliance for the rest of us....

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    There's honestly something deeply fascinating to me about reading the words of someone who lived 2000 years ago, who wrote these exact words 2000 years ago, and though I completely understand why read...

  • Darwin8u

    “Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.”― Ovid, MetamorphosesOvid -- the David Bowie of Latin literature. I chewed on this bo...

  • Riku Sayuj

    To read this in English is to not have read it. The few Latin verses I could read and understand were more pleasurable than all the wonderful myths and twisted fates. The verses take the form of what ...