Metamorphoses by Ovid [1977 U.K. PAPERBACK]
Metamorphoses by Ovid
VINTAGE U.K. PAPERBACK  PENGUIN BOOKS
Book is in very good condition.
Cover shows some shelf / edge wear; a few spots of discoloration on rear.
Reads good as new with some tanning to pages.
Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage, sophisticated wit, The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture--the first attempt to link all the Greek myths, before and after Homer, in a cohesive whole, to the Roman myths of Ovid's day. Horace Gregory, in this modern translation, turns his poetic gifts toward a deft reconstruction of Ovid's ancient themes, using contemporary idiom to bring today's reader all the ageless drama and psychological truths vividly intact.