The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

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

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  • 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. ...

  • Leonard Gaya

    The Metamorphoses are Ovid’s masterpiece and one of the literary monuments of Antiquity, alongside the Bible, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid. As the title suggests, Ovid’s book ...

  • 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...

  • 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...