While Ovid could hardly have predicted this much, he had reason to believe his name would live on, at least when he finished writing the Metamorphoses
He claims that the literary programme of lepos/'charm', reminiscent of the Greek Neoteric movement, is the key to understanding the Metamorphoses
This culturally fluent, wisely irreverent, and unabashedly contemporary Ovid is the poet studied from a dizzying--yet compelling--range of conceptual angles in Andrew Feldherr's Playing Gods: Ovid's Metamorphoses
and the Politics of Fiction.
On the one hand, the Metamorphoses
contains elements of originality appealing to writers ready to withdraw from medieval intellectual systems.
The range of medieval, Early Modern and Baroque authors discussed in the individual chapters is itself an indication of the pervasiveness and endurance of the Metamorphoses
(alive even in modern Australia through such controversial recreations as Barry Kovsky's The Lost Echo--Kovsky's homoerotic interpretation of Diana has a precedent in the Ovide Moralise (cf.
Following an introduction, which examines classical and Renaissance theories of imitation, chapter 1, on A Midsummer Night's Dream, considers how Pyramus and Thisbe imitates various elements of the larger play while simultaneously imitating a tale in Ovid's Metamorphoses
as well as the "piteous overthrows" of the protagonists in Romeo and Juliet.
Each larva spins a silk cocoon around itself and becomes a pupa; after a few weeks, t metamorphoses
(changes) into an adult.
I always knew I was gay, and it's alway's been a part of me," says Hall, who plays Poseidon and Hermes, among other Greek deities, in the new Broadway smash Metamorphoses
Exhibit A this season is Mary Zimmerman's story-theater adaptation of some of the mythical Greek tales in Ovid's Metamorphoses
In the upper and lower rows, drawings of bodies elongated to the point of deformity evoked metamorphoses
Contribution a I'etude des metamorphoses
chez les nudibranches.
Since if something metamorphoses
, time must intervene: one needs a before and an after.
He composed 224 rondeaux as supplementary text to an illustrated version of Ovid's Metamorphoses
published in 1676 as Metamorphoses
d'Ovide en rondeaux.
An overlooked parallel to this described scene, if not a partial source for it, in which an individual weeps for a stricken deer, may be found in Ovid's story of Cyparissus, in the tenth book of the Metamorphoses
Ovid's reputation as a poet has long suffered from critics' hybris; when connections between the episodes of the Metamorphoses
have not been immediately apparent to the eye of modern critics, or when an episode does not fit into a critic's grand scheme, Ovid has been declared to have failed to achieve perfect clarity or unity.