The Metamorphosis of Ovid: From Chaucer to Ted Hughes

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The Roman poet Ovid's best known poem, the 'Metamorphoses', is one of the cornerstones of Western culture and the principal source for all the most famous myths of Greece and Rome. Not surprisingly, it has proved a continuing inspiration for poets, composers and painters alike. This is an inclusive account of the 'Metamorphoses' on English literature over the course of six centuries, from Chaucer to Ted Hughes. It is fitting that a work whose subject is transformation should have the capacity to metamorphose, to be ...

The Metamorphosis of Ovid: From Chaucer to Ted Hughes 2002, Bristol Classical Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780715631775

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