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`This translation will quickly establish itself as _the_ transation for English speaking readers and students of this great Augustan epic.' Dr A.H.F. Griffin, University of Exeter
'a work of the highest quality which provides pleasure and information in generous measure.' JACT Review
Publius Ovidius Naso, a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women, and mythological transformations. Ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature, Ovid was generally considered the greatest master of the elegiac couplet.
There is a review on the back cover of the book, from British Book News. It says " a book every literate person ought to own", I couldn't agree more. Read morePublished on May 5 2002 by J. L..
This translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses by A.D. Melville has some good points as well as some bad points. The stories are well told. Read morePublished on March 25 2002 by Wendy