Metamorphoses

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ISBN: 9781603844970
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Number of pages: 538
Author: Ovid
Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Download and read online Metamorphoses in PDF and EPUB Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such misconceptions are unlikely to survive a reading of Lombardo's rendering, which vividly mirrors the brutality, sadness, comedy, irony, tenderness, and eeriness of Ovid's vast world as well as the poem's effortless pacing. Under Lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor anyone else need fear nodding off. The translation is accompanied by an exhilarating Introduction by W. R. Johnson that unweaves and reweaves many of the poem's most important themes while showing how the poet achieves some of his most brilliant effects. An analytical table of contents, a catalog of transformations, and a glossary are also included.


Myth and Metamorphosis

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ISBN: 0262561557
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 281
Author: Lisa Florman
Publisher: MIT Press

Download and read online Myth and Metamorphosis in PDF and EPUB A radical new interpretation of Picasso and his relation to the classical seen through the artist's prints of the 1930s.


Metamorphoses

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ISBN: 9780141906256
Release Date: 2004-01-29
Number of pages: 768
Author: Ovid
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Metamorphoses in PDF and EPUB Ovid's deliciously witty and exuberant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked Greek and Roman myths and legends in which men and women are transformed, often by love - into flowers, trees, stones and stars. This new verse translation, in simple and swift English hexameters, allows Ovid's narrative to flow - pulling the reader along with it.


Metamorphosis

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Release Date: 2015-10-04
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Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: 谷月社

Download and read online Metamorphosis in PDF and EPUB The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella, by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka himself never gave an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become.


Christianity and Classical Culture

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ISBN: 9780300055542
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Number of pages: 368
Author: Jaroslav Pelikan
Publisher: Yale University Press

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The Metamorphosis

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ISBN: 0393923207
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Number of pages: 224
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: W. W. Norton

Download and read online The Metamorphosis in PDF and EPUB Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. The Metamorphosis is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. In her new translation of Kafka's masterpiece, Susan Bernofsky strives to capture both the humor and the humanity in this macabre tale, underscoring the ways in which Gregor Samsa's grotesque metamorphosis is just the physical manifestation of his longstanding spiritual impoverishment. Mark Anderson's critical apparatus brings together a wide variety of analyses of the existential story, ranging from the psychological vantages of Sacher-Masoch and Nietzsche to focuses of Kafka's relationship to animals, Judaism, and photographs. Along with snippets of Kafka's letters and diary entries concerning The Metamorphosis, a chronology and selected bibliography are also included. --


The Metamorphosis

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ISBN: 9780553213690
Release Date: 1972
Number of pages: 201
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Bantam Classics

Download and read online The Metamorphosis in PDF and EPUB Writings by and about Kafka and textual notes accompany his translations of his early twentieth-century work about Gregor Samsa, an ordinary man who wakes up one morning only to discover that he has been transformed into a monstrous insect and must deal with his physical alteration, as well as the alienation from his family. Reprint.


Ovid

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ISBN: 1853996726
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 159
Author: Sarah Annes Brown
Publisher: Bristol Classical Pr

Download and read online Ovid in PDF and EPUB A lively and provocative introduction to the Metamorphoses


Metamorphosis in Greek Myths

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ISBN: UVA:X001844834
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 326
Author: Paul M. C. Forbes Irving
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Metamorphosis in Greek Myths in PDF and EPUB The transformation of people into animals, plants, and stones is one of the most common and characteristic themes of Greek mythology, embodying as well some of the most mysterious and fantastic episodes in a mythology that is sometimes considered to be relatively realistic and lacking in fantasy. This book, the first study of these myths in English, analyzes the various ways in which they imagine and explore the experience of changing one's form. Irving's unusual approach is to look for their meaning not in long-forgotten rituals or historical events, but in their imaginative appeal as stories.


The Metamorphoses of Ovid

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ISBN: 0801847982
Release Date: 1994-04-01
Number of pages: 342
Author: Ovid
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online The Metamorphoses of Ovid in PDF and EPUB First published in 8 A.D. when he was 52, Ovid's epic poem contains profoundly entertaining tales of Adonis, Midas, Apollo, Icarus, and many others. (Poetry)


Ovid s Metamorphoses

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ISBN: 0806128941
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 578
Author: Ovid
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Download and read online Ovid s Metamorphoses in PDF and EPUB Ovid's Metamorphosesis a weaving-together of classical myths, extending in time from the creation of the world to the death of Julius Caesar. This volume provides the Latin text of the first five books of the poem and the most detailed commentary available in English of these books.


The Metamorphosis

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ISBN: PSU:000004783060
Release Date: 1822
Number of pages: 213
Author: Apuleius
Publisher:

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The Metamorphosis of Magic from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

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ISBN: 9042912278
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 317
Author: Jan N. Bremmer
Publisher: Peeters Publishers

Download and read online The Metamorphosis of Magic from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period in PDF and EPUB Deities, demons, and angels became important protagonists in the magic of the Late Antique world, and were also the main reasons for the condemnation of magic in the Christian era. Supplicatory incantations, rituals of coercion, enticing suffumigations, magical prayers and mystical songs drew spiritual powers to the humain domain. Next to the magician's desire to regulate fate and fortune, it was the communion with the spirit world that gave magic the potential to purify and even deify its practitioners. The sense of elation and the awareness of a metaphysical order caused magic to merge with philosophy (notably Neoplatonism). The heritage of Late Antique theurgy would be passed on to the Arab world, and together with classical science and learning would take root again in the Latin West in the High Middle Ages. The metamorphosis of magic laid out in this book is the transformation of ritual into occult philosophy against the background of cultural changes in Judaism, Graeco-Roman religion and Christianity. This volume, the first in the new series Groningen Studies in Cultural Change, offers the papers presented at the workshop The Metamorphosis of Magic from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period held from 22 to 24 June 2000, and organised by Jan N. Bremmer and Jan R. Veenstra. The papers have been written by scholars from such varying disciplines as classics, theology, philosophy, cultural history, and law. Their contributions shed new light upon several old obscurities; they show magic to be a significant area of culture, and they advance the case for viewing transformations in the lore and practice of magic as a barometer with which to measure cultural change.


Ovid s Metamorphoses

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ISBN: 9781441170811
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Number of pages: 208
Author: Genevieve Liveley
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Ovid s Metamorphoses in PDF and EPUB Perhaps no other classical text has proved its versatility so much as Ovid's epic poem. A staple of undergraduate courses in Classical Studies, Latin, English and Comparative Literature, Metamorphoses is arguably one of the most important, canonical Latin texts and certainly among the most widely read and studied. Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': A Reader's Guide is the ideal companion to this epic classical text offering guidance on: • Literary, historical and cultural context • Key themes • Reading the text • Reception and influence • Further reading


Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid

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ISBN: 9780199589432
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Number of pages: 373
Author: Maggie Kilgour
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid in PDF and EPUB Contributing to our understanding of Ovid, Milton, and more broadly the transmission and transformation of classical traditions, this book examines the ways in which Milton drew on Ovid's oeuvre, and argues that Ovid's revision of the past gave Renaissance writers a model for their own transformation of classical works.