9781603843072-1603843078-Metamorphoses (Hackett Classics)

Metamorphoses (Hackett Classics)

ISBN-13: 9781603843072
ISBN-10: 1603843078
Edition: Reprint
Author: Ovid
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Format: Paperback 544 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781603843072
ISBN-10: 1603843078
Edition: Reprint
Author: Ovid
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Format: Paperback 544 pages

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Acknowledged author Ovid wrote Metamorphoses (Hackett Classics) comprising 544 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1603843078 and 9781603843072. Since then Metamorphoses (Hackett Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.72 or rent at the marketplace.

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Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such misconceptions are unlikely to survive a reading of Lombardo's rendering, which vividly mirrors the brutality, sadness, comedy, irony, tenderness, and eeriness of Ovid's vast world as well as the poem’s effortless pacing. Under Lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor anyone else need fear nodding off.

The translation is accompanied by an exhilarating Introduction by W. R. Johnson that unweaves and reweaves many of the poem’s most important themes while showing how the poet achieves some of his most brilliant effects.

An analytical table of contents, a catalog of transformations, and a glossary are also included.

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