Metamorphoses by Ovid [1977 U.K. PAPERBACK]

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Metamorphoses by Ovid


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.