A good translation in clear, dignified, poetic English -- Prof Elaine Fantham, Princeton I think this version is terrific. The light enjambed English hexameters are a great success. The effect is properly propulsive -- Prof A D Nuttall, Oxford
Ovid (43 BC-AD 17) was born in central Italy. He was sent to Rome where he realised that his talent lay with poetry rather than with politics. His first published work was 'Amores', a collection of short love poems. He was expelled in A.D. 8 by Emperor Augustus for an unknown reason and went to Tomis on the Black Sea, where he died.
One of my favorites, i don't suggest the penguin classics version though, i bought another version that i enjoyed more.Published 2 months ago by Brittany
One of the truly great poems of all time written in the Homeric tradition.Published 2 months ago by John Coppola
Description refers to the paperback edition with lots of "background" info. This edition is a poor translation of only the verses. Even tho' free I might well delete it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by P M.
Good, readable translation. Reads like a novel, which is what I was looking for. The stories are more violent than I expected - a lot of rape. Read morePublished 8 months ago by L.Tonesi