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DOWNLOAD METAMORPHOSES:
Garth/Dryden translation
Garth/Dryden translation
Garth/Dryden translation
Metamorphoses at Perseus
Metamorphoses at Perseus Index 
Metamorphoses in Latin
Metamorphoses Links

METAMORPHOSES GENERAL
Synopsis of Ovid's Metamorphoses
Latin Epic: The Style of the Metamorphoses
Structure of Metamorphoses
Who's Who in the Metamorphoses*
Outline of Metamorphoses
*Greek Mythology Link: The Metamorphoses
 

COMMENTARIES/CRITICISM
Iliadic Echoes in Ovid's Phaethon
Anderson's Metamorphoses Books 1-5
Ovid Project: Metamorphosing the Metamorphoses

Ovid: A Roman View of Myth - Study Guide
ROMAN MYTH: 
http://grog.lab2.cc.wmich.edu/johnsorh/Myth/ovid1.html
LOVE STORIES: 
http://grog.lab2.cc.wmich.edu/johnsorh/Myth/ovid2.html
TROJAN WAR: 
http://grog.lab2.cc.wmich.edu/johnsorh/Myth/ovid3.html
http://grog.lab2.cc.wmich.edu/johnsorh/Myth/ovid5.html
 
 

SPECIFIC BOOKS and STORIES
Ovid's Metamorphoses books 1-5
Daedalus and Icarus
The Flood: Greek Mythology Link
Envy: Greek Mythology Link
Torrey's Dialogue with Daphne Haikus
 

OVID'S LIFE
Safe Haven: Ovid    Brief Bio
 

IMAGES: COLLECTIONS
The Classic Text: Ovid     Large
Ovid Project: Bauer Engravings
Woodcuts and Engravings of Ovid's Metamorphoses
*Metamorphoses: The Ambrose Collection Slides
Ovid Project Sandys 1640 Edition
Virgillian Sites (Locations in Virgil)
 

IMAGES: SPECIFIC
Daedalus and Icarus
Bernini: Apollo and Daphne Sculpture
Tiopolo: Apollo and Daphne
Poussin: Apollo and Daphne
Woodcut: Apollo and Daphne

Bernini: Rape of Proserpine sculpture
Bernini: Rape of Proserpine

Boucher: Leda and the Swan
Coreggio: Leda and the Swan
Coreggio: Jupiter and Io

Poussin: Echo and Narcissus
Caravaggio: Narcissus
Waterhouse: Echo and Narcissus
Rubens: Perseus and Andromeda
Waterhouse: Thisbe
Waterhouse: Pandora
 
 

LINKS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES
Metamorphoses Links
Ovid Links at Nobles
Ovid Links (numerous, but German site)
 

OVID: AMORES and ART OF LOVE
Study Guide for Art of Love
Ovid Amores Online Commentary
     also http://www.cofc.edu/~fennoj/RomCiv/OvAmor.htm
Woman's Guide to Art of Love
Ovid Amores II Review
Ovid Amores I, viii (Dipsas)
 
 

OTHER INFORMATION
Classics Mailing List
Ovid Mailing List by Thread
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Latin Literature


Roman Background 
 

ROMAN MYTH SITES
(there are also many greek myth sites
on the Net - too many to list here!)
Gods and Goddesses of Rome
Roman vs. Greek Deities
Forum Romanum: Dictionary of Myth
Encyclopedia Mythica: Roman
Roman Myth Quiz
Roman Legends
Greek-Latin Correspondences
Powell's Classical Myth Companion Web Site
Quiz on Roman Gods (self-scoring)
Etruscan Religion and Myth
Roman Religion
 

ROMAN HISTORY and ROMAN LIFE
Roman timeframe 
Ancient Roman history timeline 
Roman history timeline
Roman Virtues
Roman Virtus
Roman Etruscan Fashion
Rome: General Resources
Gateway to 1440 Roman Sites

 



 
 

Books for Purchase 

METAMORPHOSES TO PURCHASE
*Metamorphoses translated by Mandelbaum
(above highly recommended by Torrey; beautiful translation
Metamorphoses translated by Melville (Oxford Classics)
Metamorphoses translated by Innes (Penguin)
Metamorphoses books 1-8  translated by Miller (Loeb)
Metamorphoses books 9-15  translated by Miller (Loeb)
Metamorphoses translated by Boer
 

BOOKS SELECTIONS
*Tales from Ovid translated by Hughes
Choice of Ovid selections by Kennedy
Ovidís Metamorphoses  Books 1-5 (Anderson)
 

BOOKS COMMENTARIES
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses  (Contemporary Renditions)
The Face of Nature: Wit, Narrative, Cosmic Origins



MythQuest Discussions

PARTICIPANTS
Morgana Flavius - Lusinda Lupus - Torrey Philemon 
Phya Artistides  -  Aurora Inca  -   Nimue Cormac 
Flavius Horatius - Myrrhine Philemon - MORE TO COME! 

THEMES TO DISCUSS FIRST MEETING 
Suggested by Lusinda -Love as an agent of metamorphoses 
-Is metamorphosis different for men and women? 
-Treatment of Death as reincarnation 
-The curse of jealousy 
Asked by Phya: -Would Romans have believed Creation myths? 
Mentioned by Aurora: -Ovid's references to astronomy 
-Comparison Ovid's flood and Biblical flood 
Mentioned by Flavius Horatius -Ovid's humor 
-Ovid's attitude toward the gods 
Mentioned by Morgana:  -Aesthetic value -as a literary work of art 
-Sources on Roman's beliefs, alternative belief systems 
-What sort of feeling it could possible have brought to the 
audiences, not only at Ovid's time, but throughout the ages 
-The psychological insights we may get from it today 
(taking into consideration our own present cultural background).
Asked by Torrey: -The bones of the mother (already discussed) 
-Romans' belief in the gods 
-On metamorphoses and transformation 
-On crimes and punishments 
-Significance of rape and victimization 
-The myths and dreams of the collective psyche 
-Personal psychological insights gained 
 


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Themis (Deucalion and Pyrrha)    Medusa
Metamorphoses Translation Comparisons
Phaethon  and Phaethon translations

Ovid Translations - Books 1-3
Ovid Chat Transcript I - Books 1-3
Ovid Chat Transcript II - Books 3-4
Ovid Chat Transcript III - Books 4-5
Ovid Chat Transcript IV - Books 5-6
Ovid Chat Transcript V - Book 7
Ovid Chat Transcript VI - Book 8
Ovid Chat Transcript VII - Book 9
Ovid Chat Transcript VIII - Book 10-11
Ovid Chat Transcript IX - Book 12-13
Ovid Chat Transcript X - Book 13-14
Ovid Chat Transcript XI - Book 14-15

Ovid Amores Transcript XII
Ovid Art of Love Transcript XIII
 

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