The Metamorphoses by Publius Ovidus Naso (43 BC-AD17) is, beyond all question, one of the the most famous works from our classical past. It has decisively influence painters, dramatists, poets, and storytellers from the moment it first appeared up to the present day and has retained its immense popularity as a source of classical myths for over two thousand years. The poem is a long narrative history of the world which incorporates about 250 well known legends and folk tales from Greek and Roman times, starting with the creation of the world and ending in Imperial Rome at the time of Augustus. Ovid has long been the principal source for such stories. However, the poem is a great deal more than merely a collection of tales, for it possesses a unique style, widely celebrated for its variety, vividness, narrative energy, and, above all, wit. Ian Johnston's new verse translation of this immortal epic brilliantly captures the wonderful spirit of Ovid's poem in a fluent and immediately accessible English style.
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Ian C. Johnston was born in Valparaiso, Chile, and educated at McGill University (BSc, Geology and Chemistry, 1959), University of Bristol (BA, English and Greek, 1968), and the University of Toronto (MA, English, 1969). In addition he has certificates from the Ontario College of Education, Heidelberg University, and the Jarvis School of Welding. Professor Johnston has had over 25 titles released in the last several years, including The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Iliad [Abrdged], The Odyssey [Abridged, The Oresteia, The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Philoctetes, Ajax, Bacchae, Medea, Orestes, Birds, Clouds, Frogs, and Lysistrata, Knights, Peace, Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, Birth of Tragedy, On the Use and Abuse of History for Life and Kant's Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens, Descartes' Discourse on Methods and Lucretius' On the Nature of Things, as well as the Metamorphosis and other short stories of Kafka all of which are available on this website. He is currently retired as a university-college instructor and lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada with this wife.
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Book Description Richer Resources Publications, 2012. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Ian Crowe (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1935238582
Book Description Richer Resources Publications, 2012. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 607 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1935238582