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METAMORPHOSES (Midland Book M81): by  Translator) Ovid; (Rolfe Humphries - Paperback - Reprint - 1955 - from 100 POCKETS and Biblio.com

METAMORPHOSES (Midland Book M81):

by Ovid; (Rolfe Humphries, Translator)

Condition: Good/None as Issued


Bloomington, IL: Indiana Univ Press, 1955. Text/soil spot to pg 18, bends to corner tips from faulty storage, else Clean & Bright. Softcover/Good; sound w/faint creasings to corners & surface; coffee(?) stains to upper text block & wrinkles to last page. A 15-book, hexametric epic, recounting Greek & Roman myths in roughly chronological order. Major work of Augustan, Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC - AD c. 17), known as Ovid, and ranked with Virgil and Horace as one of three canonical poets of Latin literature. English translation by American poet, Rolfe Humphries (1894 - 1969) using ten-beat, unrhymes lines, much in line with the wit and sophistication of the original. 401 pgs. Strong copy despite flaws.. Reprint. Paperback. Good/None as Issued. Vintage/Classic Mythology.

The Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid is a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world. Completed in 8 AD, it has remained one of the most popular works of mythology, being the Classical work best known to medieval writers and thus having a great deal of influence on medieval poetry.




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