Ovid's Metamorphoses (selections)

Week 5: Ancient Rome - Assignments - Reading - Resources - Images


The translation of the Metamorphoses that you read this week is by A.S. Kline. He has a complete translation of the Metamorphoses online, with hyperlinks for all the names that you might want to look up. Kline has also translated some other works of Ovid which he has made available online: Amores, or Loves (love elegies, some of them extremely humorous), the Ars Amatoria, or Art of Love, the Remedia Amoris, or Cures for Love, the Heroides, or Heroines (letters written by heroines to their heroes, such as Ariadne to Theseus, Medea to Jason, etc.), and the Poems of Exile.

The Latin texts of Ovid are available at the Ad Fontes Latin Library.

Many of this week's images come from an online exhibit at the University of Virginia: Ovid Illustrated: The Renaissance Reception of Ovid in Image and Text. You will find complete scans of 16h-century printed editions of Ovid at this website.

The Sandys (1640) and Baur (1703) editions are available at the University of Vermont.

The German website, Ovids Metamorphosen, contains scans of the following Ovid editions (all of them illustrated):

There is a website dedicated to European artwork illustrating the Metamorphoses.

The German website, Ovid im WWW - die Homepage, is a treasure-trove of links relating to Ovid, his life and his writings.

Modern Languages / Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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