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    [Pdf Read] (Metamorphoseon libri XV) I bought this copy of Ovid's Metamorphoses when I was living in Rome It's the book I was reading on the plane when I left Rome as the realization sunk in that an awesome and strange adventure was drawing to a close and it's the book I was sti

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    [Pdf Read] (Metamorphoseon libri XV) Throughout all ages If poets have vision to prophesy truth I shall live in myFame Thus the closing lines of Ovid's Metamorphoses He was certainly right in his statement but it feels like an appropriate irony that his work has been transformed metamorphosed over the millennia since he wrote his compilation of Roman and Greek literature I have known most of the collected stories since my early days at university but only now finished reading

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    [Pdf Read] (Metamorphoseon libri XV) The Metamorphoses are Ovid’s masterpiece and one of the literary monuments of Antiuity alongside the Bible Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid As the title suggests Ovid’s book is about change transformation mutation Its scope is exceptionally ambitious encyclopaedic even It covers the whole of ancient mythology from the creation of the world and the flood to the epic of Phaëton from Jupit

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Read ✓ Metamorphoseon libri XV È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage sophisticated wit The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture the first attempt to link all the Gree. Book the First Of bodies chang d to various forms I sing The world is a constant changes Everything moves and one thing always changes into the otherThe earth was created by the god unknown as a sphere hanging in space And life there was an idyll no crimes no enmity no wars From veins of vallies milk and nectar broke And honey sweating through the pores of oak But then the human history started and the deterioration began Truth modesty and shame the world forsook Fraud avarice and force their places took Sins multiply and on observing the cases of cannibalism Jove decides to destroy the sinful seed with the global deluge and to plant new generation of human beings sowing stones and turning them into males and females What the man threw assum d a manly face And what the wife renew d the female race And then the multiple fantastic and fabulous metamorphoses of deities commencedChanges alterations transformations Book the Second Now it s time for incompetent Phaeton to take his disastrous trip through the sky Th astonisht youth where e er his eyes cou d turn Beheld the universe around him burn And the corresponding place in the Bible Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven Genesis 1924 Both events are probably the references to the Minoan eruption of Thera which was a major catastrophic volcanic eruption in recorded historyArrogant deities keep intriguing fornicating and stealing shamelessly They are ready to use any means Livid and meagre were her looks her eye In foul distorted glances turn d awry A hoard of gall her inward parts possess d And spread a greenness o er her canker d breast Her teeth were brown with rust and from her tongue In dangling drops the stringy poison hung This description of Envy is flowery and magnificentDeception and revenge are the way of Gods Book the Third No one except the major deities is safe from a pernicious metamorphosis and fatal perishment Transformations are miraculous and unpredictable Actaeon into a stag Tiresias into a woman Narcissus into a flower Echo into an incorporeal voice and mariners into dolphinsThe archetype of dragon seems to have been known since the most ancient times And the sowing of the dragon s teeth have afterwards become the attribute of many fairytales He sows the teeth at Pallas s command And flings the future people from his hand The story of Tiresias as an arbiter of male and female sexual pleasures is the most picturesue The sense of pleasure in the male is far More dull and dead than what you females share Juno the truth of what was said deny d Tiresias therefore must the cause decide For he the pleasure of each sex had try d Much earlier Tiresias appears in Homer s Odyssey as a prophetic ghost in the land of the deadIn the last century Tiresias was mentioned in the progressive rock song The Cinema Show by Genesis Once a man like the sea I raged Once a woman like the earth I gave The tale of Narcissus is an allegory of egocentrism and the story of Pentheus is a fable of the foolish obduracy Book the Fourth An intrigue of The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe especially in the end reminds of that in Romeo and Juliet Then in his breast his shining sword he drown d And fell supine extended on the ground As out again the blade lie dying drew Out spun the blood and streaming upwards flew Now it is clear where the inspiration came from As when the stock and grafted twig combin d Shoot up the same and wear a common rind Both bodies in a single body mix A single body with a double sex The image of Hermaphroditus was integrated both in poetry and in modern pop culture Where between sleep and life some brief space is With love like gold bound round about the head Sex to sweet sex with lips and limbs is wed Turning the fruitful feud of hers and his To the waste wedlock of a sterile kiss Algernon Charles Swinburne Hermaphroditus From a dense forest of tall dark pinewood Mount Ida rises like an island Within a hidden cave nymphs had kept a child Hermaphroditus son of gods so afraid of their love Genesis The Fountain of SalmacisThe gods have a rich imagination and a wry sense of humour so the miraculous changes they work on the others are unpredictable Book the Fifth The description of the massacre at the feast is a pure satire Who can be a match for Perseus possessing such a mighty weapon of mass destruction as Medusa s head Weak was th usurper as his cause was wrong Where Gorgon s head appears what arms are strong When Perseus to his host the monster held They soon were statues and their king expell d Lewd Pyreneus decided to keep all the Muses in his private harem but they turned into birds and flew away while the unlucky libertine lacking creative imagination just fell from a tower Then in a flying posture wildly plac d And daring from that height himself to cast The wretch fell headlong and the ground bestrew d With broken bones and stains of guilty blood And the tale of Ceres and Proserpine is one of the archetypal myths explaining the existence of seasons Jove some amends for Ceres lost to make Yet willing Pluto shou d the joy partake Gives em of Proserpine an eual share Who claim d by both with both divides the year The Goddess now in either empire sways Six moons in Hell and six with Ceres stays Book the Sixth In the tales of Arachne and Niobe Ovid just ridicules the vainglory and smugness of gods and their unmotivated cruelty too Next she design d Asteria s fabled rape When Jove assum d a soaring eagle s shape And shew d how Leda lay supinely press d Whilst the soft snowy swan sate hov ring o er her breast How in a satyr s form the God beguil d When fair Antiope with twins he fill d Then like Amphytrion but a real Jove In fair Alcmena s arms he cool d his love Arachne s tapestry is a set of sheer evidences against gods lechery and she has obviously won but Goddess in fury destroyed the masterpiece and turned Arachne into a spider This the bright Goddess passionately mov d With envy saw yet inwardly approv d The scene of heav nly guilt with haste she tore Nor longer the affront with patience bore A boxen shuttle in her hand she took And than once Arachne s forehead struck And so it is with a coldblooded murder of Niobe s childrenThe tale of Tereus Procne and Philomela is something like a horror mystery told in the goriest hues But soon her tongue the girding pinchers strain With anguish soon she feels the piercing pain Oh father father would fain have spoke But the sharp torture her intention broke In vain she tries for now the blade has cut Her tongue sheer off close to the trembling root This book is a very sanguinary one Book the Seventh Medea knows her witchcraft In a large cauldron now the med cine boils Compounded of her late collected spoils Blending into the mesh the various pow rs Of wonder working juices roots and flow rs With gems i th eastern ocean s cell refin d And such as ebbing tides had left behind To them the midnight s pearly dew she flings A scretch owl s carcase and ill boding wings Nor could the wizard wolf s warm entrails scape That wolf who counterfeits a human shape Fillet of a fenny snake In the cauldron boil and bake Eye of newt and toe of frog Wool of bat and tongue of dog Adder s fork and blind worm s sting Lizard s leg and howlet s wing For a charm of pow rful trouble Like a hell broth boil and bubble William Shakespeare MacbethThe methods of witches and their cooking recipes hardly changed since Ovid s timeThis book seems to be less impressive than the previous ones Book the Eighth The greater part of the book is the tales of traitorous Scylla and hunting for the ferocious boarThe most famous legends of Minotaur These private walls the Minotaur include Who twice was glutted with Athenian blood But the third tribute successful prov d Slew the foul monster and the plague remov d When Theseus aided by the virgin s art Had trac d the guiding thread thro ev ry part He took the gentle maid that set him free And bound for Dias cut the briny sea There uickly cloy d ungrateful and unkind Left his fair consort in the isle behind and Icarus When now the boy whose childish thoughts aspire To loftier aims and make him ramble high r Grown wild and wanton embolden d flies Far from his guide and soars among the skies The soft ning wax that felt a nearer sun Dissolv d apace and soon began to run The youth in vain his melting pinions shakes His feathers gone no longer air he takes Oh Father father as he strove to cry Down to the sea he tumbled from on high And found his Fate yet still subsists by fame Among those waters that retain his name are told just en passantAnd the beautiful story of Philemon and Baucis is most warmhearted and even romantic Book the Ninth Vicissitudes of love keep ruling over both gods and mortalsI liked how an origin of cornucopia was described Nor yet his fury cool d twixt rage and scorn From my maim d front he tore the stubborn horn This heap d with flow rs and fruits the Naiads bear Sacred to plenty and the bounteous year And the process of turning of Heracles into a constellation was beautiful So when Alcides mortal mold resign d His better part enlarg d and grew refin d August his visage shone almighty Jove In his swift carr his honour d offspring drove High o er the hollow clouds the coursers fly And lodge the hero in the starry sky I especially enjoyed the tale of Iphis and Ianthe Even Egyptian goddess Isis had her finger in the pie she assisted two girls in love with each other transforming one of them into a youth making thus their love legal Not much in fear nor fully satisfy d But Iphis follow d with a larger stride The whiteness of her skin forsook her face Her looks embolden d with an awful grace Her features and her strength together grew And her long hair to curling locks withdrew Her sparkling eyes with manly vigour shone Big was her voice audacious was her tone The latent parts at length reveal d began To shoot and spread and burnish into man The maid becomes a youth no delay Your vows but look and confidently pay All we need is love Book the Tenth Story of Orpheus and Eurydice seems to be most popular in the world of poetry arts literature and even music And Never look back is also an archetypal motif in myths the Bible Lot s wife and many fairytales all over the world They well nigh now had pass d the bounds of night And just approach d the margin of the light When he mistrusting lest her steps might stray And gladsome of the glympse of dawning day His longing eyes impatient backward cast To catch a lover s look but look d his last For instant dying she again descends While he to empty air his arms extends Pygmalion carved his statue in ivory Yet fearing idleness the nurse of ill In sculpture exercis d his happy skill And carv d in iv ry such a maid so fair As Nature could not with his art compare so it couldn t be bigger than a figurine or a statuette but the story goes as if it were lifesizeAnd the clinical case of Myrrha s incestual lust is told in a weird psychoanalytical style of Sigmund FreudAnd anemone is an extremely anemic flower Still here the Fate of lovely forms we see So sudden fades the sweet Anemonie The feeble stems to stormy blasts a prey Their sickly beauties droop and pine away Book the Eleventh Orpheus has met the bitter end he was ripped to shreds by drunken Maenads His mangled limbs lay scatter d all around His head and harp a better fortune found In Hebrus streams they gently roul d along And sooth d the waters with a mournful song Somehow this reminded me of the mass hysteria of the Beatles concerts in the middle of the sixtiesEver since my childhood I was fascinated with the fable of King Midas I enjoyed both his golden touch foolishness He pluck d the corn and strait his grasp appears Fill d with a bending tuft of golden ears and his award of ass s ears Fix d on his noddle an unseemly pair Flagging and large and full of whitish hair Without a total change from what he was Still in the man preserves the simple ass Pan tun d the pipe and with his rural song Pleas d the low taste of all the vulgar throng Such songs a vulgar judgment mostly please Midas was there and Midas judg d with these It reads exactly as if Ovid portrayed the showbiz and music critics of todayAnd Ceyx s hapless attempt at seafaring is in a way uite antithetical to The Odyssey An universal cry resounds aloud The sailors run in heaps a helpless crowd Art fails and courage falls no succour near As many waves as many deaths appear The sea always was a merciless widow maker Book the Twelfth This book is of war and warriors One strangled warrior was turned into a swan and one raped maiden was turned into male warrior The incessant descriptions of battles are too monotonous and tedious and even the death of Achilles seems to be unimpressive Of all the mighty man the small remainsA little urn and scarcely fill d contains Book the Thirteenth Troy fell Ajax and Ulysses compete for dead Achilles magical armor Brawn without brain is thine my prudent care Foresees provides administers the war Ulysses declares and wins Now cannot his unmaster d grief sustain But yields to rage to madness and disdain Unable to endure his dishonor Ajax falls upon his own sword War is evil Make love not war Book the Fourteenth Nymphomaniac sorceress Circe embarks on a spree of malicious alterations out of jealousy she turns Scylla into a bloodthirsty monster Soon as the nymph wades in her nether parts Turn into dogs then at her self she starts and she turns innocent sailors into beasts Soon in a length of face our head extends Our chine stiff bristles bears and forward bends A breadth of brawn new burnishes our neck Anon we grunt as we begin to speak And with many adventures Ulysses sails on and on Book the Fifteenth Rome is founded and caesars begin to reign trying to usurp divine power of their gods The work is finish d which nor dreads the rage Of tempests fire or war or wasting age Gods are like humans but they are vainglorious powerful cunning perfidious libidinous and much vengeful

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Read ✓ Metamorphoseon libri XV È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free K myths before and after Homer in a cohesive whole to the Roman myths of Ovid's day Horace Gregory in this modern translation turns his poetic gifts toward a deft rec. 1000 Metamorph se n libr The Metamorphoses Books of Transformations OvidThe Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid considered his magnum opus Comprising 11995 lines 15 books and over 250 myths the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythic historical framework 2014 1389 622 9789641650348

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