Excerpt from Ovid: Select Passages From The Metamorphoses The Metamorphoses of Ovid, composed (probably for recitation) about the same time as the Fasti just before his banishment in 8 a.d., contain a series of such Greek and Latin legends as involve processes of Imm farmatz'on, extending from the creation of the world to the change of Julius Caesar into a star. The outline and materials of the poem were perhaps derived from the 'efepocofipeva of Nicander [b.c. 185 and a similar work by Parthenius, the Greek preceptor of Virgil; but the grouping and treatment, the style, sentiment, and versification of the Metamorphoses are eminently characteristic of Ovid's genius. The work never received the final touch of its author, who, like Virgil, would fain have burnt his masterpiece, rather than let it descend to posterity incomplete and un revised. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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