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Ovid Selections

Our very next book is The Book of Job. However, if you're reading ahead, here are selections for our discussion of Ovid.

For Ovid's Metamorphoses, I will focus on the selections from the following Books. You'll find the Lombardo edition recommended for class has a useful Analytical Table of Contents:

  • Book 1: Invocation, Origin of the World, The Four Ages, The Flood, Deucalion & Pyhrra, Apollo & Daphne, Io
  • Book 2: Phaeton & Phoebus, Jupiter & Europa
  • Book 3: Cadmus & the Earthborn People, Diana & Actaeon, Echo & Narcissus
  • Book 4: Pyramus & Thisbe, Perseus & Andromeda
  • Book 5: Hymn to Ceres
  • Book 6: Procne & Philomela
  • Book 7: Jason & Medea
  • Book 8: Minos & the Minotaur, Daedalus & Icarus, Philemon & Baucis
  • Book 10: Orpheus & Eurydice, Pygmalion
  • Book 11: Midas
  • Book 13: The Fall of Troy, Hecuba
  • Book 15: The Teachings of Pythagoras, Envoi

More reading by or about Ovid:

After Ovid: New Metamorphoses

Heroides (Penguin Classics)

The Art of Love (Modern Library Classics)

The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters

An Imaginary Life