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Translated by A. D. Melville
Edited with introduction and notes by E. J. Kenney

11 September 2008

ISBN: 9780199537372

528 pages

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99



The modern, unacademic idiom of A.D. Melville's translation opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality.

  • An accessible and modern translation
  • Includes comprehensive explanatory notes, making the poetic verse accessible and revealing contextual and literary features
  • Contains a glossary and index of names to help the reader follow the developments and characters in the text
  • Includes a bibliography


`This translation will quickly establish itself as _the_ transation for English speaking readers and students of this great Augustan epic.' Dr A.H.F. Griffin, University of Exeter -

'a work of the highest quality which provides pleasure and information in generous measure.' JACT Review -