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OvidPublius Ovidius Naso(43 bcece 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.
David Raeburn is a lecturer in classics at Oxford University. He has translated Sophocles and directed numerous school and university productions of Greek tragedies.
Great preface and introductory sections. Annotations with asterisks are ok.Published 1 month ago by A. Myler
Caveat emptor again. The artwork for the title is for the David Raeburn translation (Penguin edition); after completing the purchase and seeing the 'invoice' it turns out the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David C. Bright
The description said "minimal wear/tear" but the cover is severely worn and it feels quite fragile. The way it was packaged could have contributed to that as well; instead of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by CollegeSavvyStudent
This is sort of the go-to if you want to read Greek/Roman mythology, but sometimes it can be difficult keeping the names straight (Zeus is also referred to as Jupiter and Jove, for... Read morePublished 8 months ago by lily zen
The translation for this edition is superb. It is easy to understand and modern but does not make the mistake of using slang. Read morePublished 12 months ago by GWD
The translation fail to interest the readers. Structure is inflexible. Don't even know what I am reading. Sad case. Sigh.Published 13 months ago by PikQi Leong
For anyone who loves Greek Mythology, this eminently readable translation is a must. The notes by the author/translator are hugely helpful. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Blair McDowell
This edition brings this Classic to life. Ovid's opus is a foundation to Western literature and this edition is easy to read and understand. Read morePublished 16 months ago by William C. Chaloner
I got the book to use for an online course in Greek and Roman Mythology. For the course, we only read books 3, 12, and 13. But I wanted MORE! Read morePublished 21 months ago by krebsman