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  1. Required Text 2 items
    1. Ovid Metamorphoses: A New Verse Translation - D. A. Raeburn 2004

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase This translation is the required text and the edition to which I’ll refer in class

    2. P. Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoses - Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. 1977

      Book Further f you would like to have a look at the Latin, please use the Oxford Classical Text edition

  2. Getting Started 7 items
    Both Fantham and Lively are particularly valuable as starting points and as guides to the Metamorphoses while we work our way through the text. They are also both available online
    1. Ovid's Metamorphoses - Elaine Fantham 2004

      Book Essential

    2. Ovid's Metamorphoses - Elaine Fantham 2004 (electronic book)

      Book Essential

    3. Ovid's Metamorphoses: A Reader's Guide - Genevieve Liveley 2011

      Book Essential

    4. Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': A Reader's Guide - Genevieve Liveley 2011 (electronic book)

      Book Essential

    5. Ovid - Katharina Volk 2010

      Book Recommended Not only on the Met. but a solid introduction to the poet’s life and works

    6. Ovid - Katharina Volk 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

  3. Collected Volumes 7 items
    • Browse freely, using the contents pages and index; for recommended chapters see below, where these volumes are referred to by the abbreviations listed here. The companion volumes listed here, especially Hardie’s Cambridge Companion to Ovid, will be particularly useful in the early stages of your secondary reading.
    1. Brill's companion to Ovid - Barbara Weiden Boyd 2012

      Book Recommended

    2. Brill's Companion to Ovid - Barbara Weiden Boyd 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Ovidian Transformations: Essays on Ovid's Metamorphoses and Its Reception - Philip Hardie, Alessandro Barchiesi, Stephen Hinds 1999

      Book Recommended

    4. The Cambridge Companion to Ovid - Philip Hardie 2002

      Book Recommended

    5. The Cambridge companion to Ovid - Philip R Hardie 2002

      Book Recommended

    6. Blackwell Companion to Ovid - Peter E. Knox 2009

      Book Recommended

  4. Core Reading: Monographs 18 items
    The items listed here treat the poem as a whole or address its key themes and are amongst the most influential work in recent scholarship on the Metamorphoses. You may find these items particularly helpful as you get started, but you must range beyond them in your secondary reading.
    1. The Poet and the Prince: Ovid and Augustan Discourse - Alessandro Barchiesi 1997

      Book Recommended Not solely devoted to the Met., but a brilliant study

    2. Ovid : Myth and Metamorphosis - Sarah Annes Brown 2005

      Book Recommended

    3. Ovid's Metamorphoses - Elaine Fantham 2004

      Book Recommended

    4. Ovid's Metamorphoses - Elaine Fantham 2004 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    5. The Gods in Epic: Poets and Critics of the Classical Tradition - D. C. Feeney 1991

      Book Recommended Chapter 5 (brilliant on Ovid’s gods)

    6. Metamorphosis in Greek Myths - P. M. C. Forbes Irving 2002

      Book Recommended

    7. Ovid's Poetics of Illusion - Philip Hardie 2002

      Book Recommended

    8. Ovidian Transformations: Essays on Ovid's Metamorphoses and Its Reception - Philip Hardie, Alessandro Barchiesi, Stephen Hinds 1999

      Book Recommended A landmark study that covers a wide variety of themes in a collection of excellent chapters by leading Ovidians

    9. Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses - K. Sara Myers 1994

      Book Recommended Vital on Ovid’s Hellenistic influences

    10. Ovid as an epic poet - Brooks Otis 1970

      Book Recommended On the Augustan question and some theories about the structure of the poem

    11. The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses - Joseph B. Solodow 2002

      Book Recommended

    12. A Discourse of Wonders: Audience and Performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses - Stephen M. Wheeler 1999

      Book Recommended On poet and audience

  5. Core Reading: Articles and Chapters 18 items
    Like the previous section, items listed here tend to treat the poem as a whole or address its key themes.
    1. Form Changed: Ovid’s Metamorphoses - W.S. Anderson

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Metamorphosis in the Metamorphoses - A Feldherr

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Metamorphosis in the Metamorphoses - A Feldherr

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Myth in Ovid - F Graf

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Myth in Ovid - F Graf

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Select Ovid - Carole Newlands 2009

      Article Recommended

    7. Representing Metamorphosis - A Sharrock

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Theorising Ovid - E Spentzou

      Chapter Recommended

    9. Theorising Ovid - E Spentzou

      Chapter Recommended

    10. The Roman Poetry of Love: Elegy and Politics in a Time of Revolution - Efrossini Spentzou 2013

      Book Recommended On Ovid’s love elegy as important aesthetic and political backdrop to the Met.

  6. Emotion and Identity 40 items
    1. Baucis and Philemon: Paradigm or Paradox - M-K. Gamel 1984

      Article Recommended In the Institute of Classical Studies

    2. The Rapes of Callisto - W. R. Johnson 1996

      Article Recommended

    3. Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic - A. M Keith 2000

      Book Recommended

    4. Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic - A. M. Keith 2000 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    5. Freud's Rome: psychoanalysis and Latin poetry - Ellen Oliensis 2009

      Book Recommended

    6. Freud's Rome: Psychoanalysis and Latin Poetry - Ellen Oliensis 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Esp. on Tereus, Procne and Philomela

    7. Ovid’s Iphis and Ianthe - D Pintabone

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Ovid’s Iphis and Ianthe - D Pintabone

      Chapter Recommended

    9. Reading Ovid’s Rapes - A Richlin

      Chapter Recommended

    10. A Web of Fantasies: Gaze, Image, and Gender in Ovid's Metamorphoses - Patricia B. Salzman-Mitchell 2005

      Book Recommended

    11. Womanufacture - A. R. Sharrock 1991

      Article Recommended

  7. The Big Picture 21 items
    1. Retiring Apollo: Ovid on the Politics and Poetics of Self-Sufficiency - Rebecca Armstrong 2004

      Article Recommended On Ovid’s love elegy, but quite telling in terms of attitude to gods

    2. The Gods in Epic: Poets and Critics of the Classical Tradition - D. C. Feeney 1991

      Book Recommended pp. 188 -249

    3. Ovid's Narcissus (Met. 3.339-510): Echoes of Oedipus - Ingo Gildenhard and Andrew Zissos 2000

      Article Recommended

    4. In Pursuit of Daphne - Peter E. Knox 1990

      Article Recommended

  8. The Art of Epic 37 items
    1. The Madness of Epic: Reading Insanity From Homer to Statius - Debra Hershkowitz 1998

      Book Recommended Read the chapter on Ovid’s Metamorphoses

    2. Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry - Stephen Hinds 1998

      Book Recommended Esp. on Ovid’s “Little Aeneid” and generic interactions

    3. The Voice of the Shuttle is Ours - P. K. Joplin 1991

      Chapter Recommended On Arachne

    4. The Play of Fictions. Studies in Ovid Metamorphoses Book 2. - A. M. Keith 1992

      Book Recommended (narratology in Book 2)

    5. Ekphrasis and the Theme of Artistic Failure in Ovid's Metamorphoses - Eleanor Winsor Leach 1974

      Article Recommended Arachne and Minerva

    6. Ovid's "Reticent" Heroes - B. R. Nagle 1988

      Article Recommended

    7. Freud's Rome: psychoanalysis and Latin poetry - Ellen Oliensis 2009

      Book Recommended Esp. on Tereus, Procne and Philomela

    8. Freud's Rome: Psychoanalysis and Latin Poetry - Ellen Oliensis 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Esp. on Tereus, Procne and Philomela

    9. Orpheus: The Myth of the Poet - Charles Segal 1989

      Book Recommended Read chapters 3 and 4

    10. Philomela's Web and the Pleasures of the Text - C. P. Segal 1994

      Chapter Recommended

    11. Ovid and the Failure of Rhetoric - R Tarrant

      Chapter Recommended

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