- Author: Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)
- Collection: "Thesaurus" Collection
- Year: 18-05-2015
- Translator from Latin: Georgi Batakliev
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 161-01
- SKU: 13.0084
- ISBN: 978-619-152-620-8
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The Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.
Completed in AD 8, it is recognized as a masterpiece of Golden Age Latin literature.
This cohesive collection of stories from Greek and Roman mythology recounts tales of recorded transformations. Comprised of over fifty stories, it chronicles the legends of King Midas, Daedalus, Icarus, Hercules, and the Trojan War.
Although meeting the criteria for an epic, the poem defies simple genre classification by its use of varying themes and tones. Ovid took inspiration from the genre of metamorphosis poetry, and some of the Metamorphoses derives from earlier treatment of the same myths; however, he diverged significantly from all of his models.
About the Author
Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)
|Translator||from Latin: Georgi Batakliev|
|Genre||Poetry, Ancient Philosophy|