Ovid is a poet to get pleasure from, pronounces William S. Anderson in his advent to this textbook. And Anderson’s skillful creation and enlightening textual remark will certainly make it a pleasure to use.
In those books Ovid starts to go away the clash among males and the gods to be aware of the kinfolk between people. matters of the tales contain Arachne and Niobe; Tereus, Procne, and Philomela; Medea and Jason; Orpheus and Eurydice; and so on, standard and strange. for college kids of Latin-and lecturers, too-they supply a fascinating experience.
In his advent the editor discusses Ovid’s occupation, the attractiveness of the Metamorphoses in the course of Ovid’s time and after, and a few of the manuscripts that exist or were recognized to exist. He describes the overall plan of the poem, its major subject matter, and the matter of its tone. Technical issues, corresponding to sort and meter, also are thought of. In notes the editor summarizes the tale being advised earlier than continuing to the line-by-line textual comments.
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