Metamorphoses by Ovid

By Ovid

The 1st and nonetheless the simplest sleek verse translation of the Metamorphoses, Humphries’ model of Ovid’s masterpiece captures its wit, merriment, and sophistication.

Everyone will take pleasure in this primary smooth translation by means of an American poet of Ovid’s nice paintings, the key treasury of classical mythology, which has perennially prompted the minds of fellows. during this energetic rendering there are not any inventory props of the pastoral and no literary landscaping, yet actual nutrition at the desk and infrequently actual blood at the ground.

Not purely is Ovid’s Metamorphoses a suite of the entire myths of the time of the Roman poet as he knew them, however the e-book offers even as a sequence of affection poems—about the loves of guys, girls, and the gods. There also are poems of hate, to offer the correct shading to the narrative. And pervading all is the writer’s love for this earth, its humans, its phenomena.

Using ten-beat, unrhymed traces in his translation, Rolfe Humphries indicates a distinct kinship for Ovid’s rapid and colloquial language and Humphries’ complete poetic demeanour is in track with the wit and class of the Roman poet.

Show description

Read or Download Metamorphoses PDF

Best mythology books

Vico: The First New Science (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

This account of the elemental subject matter of Vico's mature philosophy explores the query of no matter if philosophical theories can ever be greater than an highbrow expression of the underlying ideals of an age. the 1st whole English translation of the 1725 textual content, Vico's the 1st New technological know-how ia now obtainable to a vast, new readership.

The Goblin Gate

Jeriah's brother, Tobin, is in negative danger.

He's willingly crossed over to the Otherworld with a hedgewitchnamed Makenna and her legion of goblins. What Tobin doesn’t understand is that the Otherworld is a dangerous measurement thatleeches magic from those that have it—and lifestyles from those that don’t. on the way to store his brother, Jeriah needs to be able to open a magical gate among the worlds.

Searching for the foremost to rescue Tobin from the clutches of the Otherworld, Jeriah is thrust right into a tangled net of politicalintrigue as he uncovers a perilous mystery which can swap the destiny of a complete nation. Now he needs to get aid from the very beings he’s been taught to hate—the mischievous goblins. in the meantime, the clock is ticking for Tobin. . . .

Hilari Bell’s enchanting delusion experience assessments the bonds of magic, love, and loyalty in an unforgettable follow-up to 'The Goblin Wood' that would depart readers breathless as they race to determine what high-stakes effects look ahead to its hero.

Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myth of the Divine Child and The Mysteries of Eleusis (Bollingen Series XII)

One other monograph within the Bollingen sequence. besides the full works of Jung, Bollingen publishes monographs devoted to arts, tradition and philosophy.

Essays on a technological know-how of Mythology is a cooperative paintings among C. Kerényi, who has been known as "the such a lot mental of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been referred to as "the so much mythological of psychologists. " Kerényi contributes an essay at the Divine baby and one at the Kore (the Maiden), including a considerable advent and end. Jung contributes a mental statement on each one essay. either males was hoping, via their collaboration, to raise the research of mythology to the prestige of a science.

In "The Primordial baby in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as a permanent and important determine in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine baby and the Maiden as residing mental realities that supply carrying on with that means in people's lives.

The investigations of C. Kerényi are persisted in a later research, Eleusis: Archetypal photograph of mom and Daughter (Princeton).


"There is an abundance of attention-grabbing and sometimes suggestive element . . . and past all this there's the indisputable value and fascination of the query of the archetypes which Jung places earlier than us. "--Sewanee assessment

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses (Gods and Goddesses of Mythology)

Mesopotamian faith used to be one of many earliest spiritual structures to enhance with—and in flip influence—a excessive civilization. by way of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians, Mesopotamian faith and mythology mirrored the complexities of those societies and has been preserved in remnants in their cultural, monetary, and political associations.

Additional info for Metamorphoses

Example text

You will see her Tonight, when the world darkens; you will see them, The new stars there, at the very peak of Heaven, Their honors being my wounds. What reason is there For anyone, now, to dread offense to Juno, To shudder at her power? I have no power For harming; if I want to, I only help them. How much I have done! How great my power is, truly! I would not let her be a human being; What is she now? A goddess! So I punish The guilty for their sins! What awful power, What majesty, is mine! The one thing left Is that he give her back her human features As once he did for 10.

From time's beginning I have had no rest," he says, "and I am weary Of all this thankless toil, this endless labor. Let anybody else who wants to drive it, The chariot of light; if no one wants to, If all the gods admit they cannot do it, Then let Jove take the trouble himself, and some day, Perhaps, he will be, for once, too busy holding The reins, and have to put aside his lightning, Those evil bolts that murder sons for fathers. " As he was speaking The gods all stood around, and pleaded, humbly, That he should not spread darkness over the world.

And here came first the streams of his own country Not knowing what to offer, consolation Or something like rejoicing: crowned with poplars Sperchios came, and restless Enipeus, Old Apidanus, Aeas, and Amphrysos The easy-going. And all the other rivers That take their weary waters into oceans lmes 583-611 APOLLO AND DAPHNE All over the world, came there, and only one Was absent, Inachus, hiding in his cavern, Salting his stream with tears, oh, most unhappy, Mourning a daughter lost. Her name was 10, Who might, for all he knew, be dead or living, But since he can not find her anywhere He thinks she must be nowhere, and his sorrow Fears for the worst.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 44 votes