Track Section Reader Length
1 01 - Book 1 part 1 Leni 18:39
2 02 - Book 1 part 2 ontheroad 21:16
3 03 - Book 1 part 3 ontheroad 15:27
4 04 - Book 2 part 1 mwharrington 29:02
5 05 - Book 2 part 2 Bellona Times 18:49
6 06 - Book 2 part 3 ravenotation 21:45
7 07 - Book 3 part 1 MorganScorpion 16:59
8 08 - Book 3 part 2 Leni 20:41
9 09 - Book 3 part 3 mwharrington 17:30
10 10 - Book 4 part 1 Neeru Iyer 15:10
11 11 - Book 4 part 2 aphrael 17:58
12 12 - Book 4 part 3 David Goldfarb 24:33
13 13 - Book 5 part 1 Jenni 22:55
14 14 - Book 5 part 2 David Goldfarb 21:08
15 15 - Book 6  part 1 Elizabeth Klett 21:56
16 16 - Book 6 part 2 Elizabeth Klett 7:18
17 17 - Book 6 part 3 Elizabeth Klett 22:35
18 18 - Book 7 part 1 Elizabeth Klett 21:21
19 19 - Book 7 part 2 Elizabeth Klett 23:27
20 20 - Book 7 part 3 Elizabeth Klett 14:18
21 21 - Book 8 part 1 MorganScorpion 12:40
22 22 - Book 8 part 2 Paul Huckerby 19:37
23 23 - Book 8 part 3 MorganScorpion 12:34
24 24 - Book 8 part 4 Christina Vasilevsky 20:30
25 25 - Book 9 part 1 Diapadion 22:05
26 26 - Book 9 part 2 Diapadion 14:32
27 27 - Book 9 part 3 Diapadion 24:4
28 28 - Book 10 part 1 Julie VW 20:16
29 29 - Book 10 part 2 Julie VW 27:12
30 30 - Book 10 part 3 Neeru Iyer 13:32
31 31 - Book 11 part 1 Diapadion 19:54
32 31 - Book 11 part 2 Diapadion 10:27
33 33 - Book 11 part 3 David Goldfarb 26:18
34 34 - Book 12 part 1 Michael Wolf 13:00
35 35 - Book 12 part 2 Michael Wolf 29:02
36 36 - Book 13 part 1 Denny Sayers 14:12
37 37 - Book 13 part 2 Denny Sayers 26:44
38 38 - Book 13 part 3 DrBeckaAnne 23:34
39 39 - Book 13 part 4 bhagerty 17:50
40 40 - Book 14 part 1 bhagerty 19:48
41 41 - Book 14 part 2 Kevin Were 25:59
42 42 - Book 14 part 3 Christina Vasilevsky 18:30
43 43 - Book 15 part 1 Zoe Dickinson 20:27
44 44 - Book 15 part 2 MorganScorpion 16:48
45 45 - Book 15 part 3 David Goldfarb 19:54

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Book Coordinator: Leni
Meta Coordinator: Leni
Proof Listener: Ann Sterling


Artwork

Cover: Painting of Narcisse, 1728, by Francois Lemoyne
Inset: Painting of Apollo and Daphne by Piero del Pollaiolo (1443–1496);
Inset: Latin poet Ovid. August 24, 2009 Auréola
Insert: Plaque représentant le char d'Amphitrite, décor grand feu polychrome Triumph of Amphitrite, goddess of the sea, 18th century, Italian, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

The Metamorphoses defies easy classification: it is a Latin narrative poem written in an epic style that sets out to chronicle no less than the entire history of the world from creation through the deification of Julius Caesar in a framework that loosely blends history and mythology. Consisting of 15 books and 11,995 lines in dactylic hexameter, it weaves over 250 myths into a tapestry of varying tones and themes, with a common thread of change and transformation and the recurring theme of love.  The narrative jumps around somewhat, but the whole has been identified to fall into four divisions: The Divine Comedy (Books1-2); The Avenging Gods (Books 3-6); The Pathos of Love (Books 6-11); and Rome and the Deified Ruler (Books 12-15). The Metamorphoses is a virtual encyclopedia of mythology and served as the main source of myth for many writers and artists. Scenes from the poem are the subject of famous paintings by Titian, Brueghel, and Bernini, among others. Some consider it to be the most important influence on western literature; its material features prominently in The Canterbury Tales, the Shakespeare plays, in Milton’s Paradise Lost, and in the works of Boccaccio, Dante, and Cervantes. In spite of its enormous popularity, there is no surviving manuscript from antiquity; nothing complete was found until the 11th century. Highly popular in the Renaissance, interest declined until a number of new translations in the last half of the 20th century sparked a renewed interest.


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EAN 0701236969856
Media MP3 CD
Package DVD box
Author Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid) (c. 43 BC - 17AD) Translated by Brookes More
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Read by Multiple readers
Length 14 hours and 43 minutes
Type Collaborative

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The Metamorphoses of Ovid

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