Ovid in six volumes / Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library 41/232/42/43/151/253, Ovid, (Works) in six volumes. Translated by Grant Showerman, J. H. Mozley, Frank Justus Miller, A. L. Wheeler and James G. Frazer.

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  • Condition / Etat: good, dust jackets with some shelf wear, small stains, 2 vols. without dust jacket, some underlinings (yellow) and annotations / bon état, jaquettes avec quelques petites traces d'usures, petites taches, 2 vols. sans jaquettes, quelques annotations et soulignements.
  • Volumes : 6 volumes.
  • Binding / Reliure : original red titled cloth with dust jacket, cartonné avec jaquette.
  • Format : In-16 / 17 x 11 cm.
  • Pages : about 3000 pp.
  • Editor : Cambridge, Harvard University Press / London, Heinemann.
  • Date : 1971 - 1988.
  • Language / Langue: Latin and English on opposite pages / Bilingue latin et anglais.

    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE–17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus with his Ars Amatoria (Art of Love). He was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry—a kindly man, leading a temperate life—and died in exile.

    Ovid’s main surviving works are the Metamorphoses, a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the Heroides, fictitious love letters by legendary women to absent husbands and lovers; the Amores, elegies ostensibly about the poet’s love affair with his mistress Corinna; the Ars Amatoria, not moral, but clever—and in parts, beautiful; the Fasti, a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; and the dismal works written in exile: the Tristia, appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and the similar Epistulae ex Ponto. Poetry came naturally to Ovid, who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid.

    In Fasti, Ovid sets forth explanations of the festivals and sacred rites that were noted on the Roman calendar, and relates in graphic detail the legends attached to specific dates. The poem is an invaluable source of information about religious practices.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ovid is in six volumes.

    The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.


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Auteur Ovide, Publius Ovidius Naso
Condition D'occasion - correct
Langue Royaume-Uni
Illustré Non
Année 1971
Editeur Harvard University Press
Première édition Non
Edition signée Non
Reliure signée Non
Aux armes Non
Reliure Cartonné
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