Penguin Classics: 1955
Seller ID: RWARE0000039189
Mary Innes's classic prose translation of one of the supreme masterpieces o f Latin literature "The most beautiful book in the language (my opinion and I suspect it was S hakespeare's)." -Ezra Pound Ovid drew on Greek mythology, Latin folklore and legend from ever further a field to create a series of narrative poems, ingeniously linked by the comm on theme of transformation. Here a chaotic universe is subdued into harmoni ous order: animals turn to stone; men and women become trees and stars. Ovi d himself transformed the art of storytelling, infusing these stories with new life through his... View More...