Forms of Astonishment: Greek Myths of Metamorphosis

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In this illustrated study Richard Buxton analyses Greek literary narratives and visual representations of the metamorphosis of humans and gods, as evidenced from Homer to Nonnos. Such tales have become familiar in their Ovidian dress, as in the best-selling translation by Ted Hughes; Buxton explores their Greek antecedents. He investigates such issues as: How do different contexts shape the way in which metamorphosis is narrated? How do the assumptions of commentators about 'strangeness' affect how metamorphosis is ...

Forms of Astonishment: Greek Myths of Metamorphosis 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199245499

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