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Title: Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the...
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1St Edition.
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Hard bound in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows significant wear, otherwise in good condition. Seller Inventory # 48507
Book Description Univ of California Pr, Berkeley, CA", 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Book Very light rubbing to edges of dj, text clean.". Seller Inventory # 84137a
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1975. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0520028481-2-4
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0520028481
Book Description Condition: Antiquarian. University of California Press, Berkeley / Los Angeles, 1975. XI,285p. Hard-bound with dust wrps. Fore edge as well as endpages with some light rust stains. 'Two important ideas run through this valuable work on the 'Metamorphoses'. First, Ovid was primarily interested in myth 'as literature'. Literary considerations must therefore take precedence over any other in evaluating and interpretting the poem. Secondly, 'Variety, both of subject-matter and tonality, is the keynote of the 'Metamorphoses' (p.1). (.) After clearing the ground for a new critical approach to the 'Metamorphoses' Galinsky asks the right questions. How does the poem relate to Ovid's earlier work, to Hellenistic literature, and to the 'Aeneid'? What is the function of metamorphosis in the poem? How does Ovid achieve his narrative effects? Galisky's novel concepts of 'myth as literature' and of 'variatio' turn out to be critical tools with sharp cutting edges, enabling him to discuss these questions with insight, subtlety, and a wealth of detail. (.) Ovid is (according to Galinsky - ND), a profound writer, not because he sees a particular purpose in life, but because he understands and describes with insight a uniquely wide range of emotions. Maeningless cruelty and morbidity are not out of place in a world in which, as Ovid sees it, reality itself is always changing, uncertain, and ultimately pointless.' Galinsky's first-rate criticism stimulates and provokes on every page.' (A.H.F. GRIFFIN in The Classical Review (New Series), 1977, pp.24-25). Antiquarian. Seller Inventory # 53117
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020520028481
Book Description U of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. (full book description) U of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1975. 1st Edition Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=5.5x9", 285pgs. Light tan top 3" of DJ very slightly faded (NOT letters), o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Hard to find in this condition. ISBN 0520028481 PRICE REFLECTS 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY211770I
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110520028481
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1975. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0520028481
Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1975. Hardcover. First Edition USA; unstated.. First Edition USA; unstated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows mild shelving wear along the bottom edge of the boards and a touch of crimping to the head and heel of the backstrip; there are a couple of tiny, very faint smudges at the fore-edge; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows some faint foxing to the inside front flaps; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 285pp. Hardback with DJ. 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.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. One of the most influential works in Western culture, the Metamorphoses has inspired such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante and Boccaccio. Numerous episodes from the poem have been depicted in masterpieces of sculpture and painting by artists such as Titian. Although interest in Ovid faded after the Renaissance, towards the end of the twentieth century there was a resurgence of attention to his work; today, the Metamorphoses continues to inspire and be retold through various media. The work has been the subject of numerous translations into English, the first by William Caxton in 1480. Seller Inventory # 43955