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The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Joseph B. Solodow


Synthesizing many detailed observations, this book studies the structure of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses, the role of the narrator, Ovid's treatment of myth, and the relationship between Ovid's and Virgil's presentations of Aeneas. It argues that for Ovid, metamorphosis is an act of clarification, a form of artistic creation, and that the metamorphosed creatures in his poem are comparable to works of art. These figures ultimately aid us in perceiving and understanding the world.

Keywords: Ovid, myth, artistic creation, Virgil, Aeneas, Metamorphoses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1988 Print ISBN-13: 9780807854341
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469616490_Solodow


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph B. Solodow, author