Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Fine / Near Fine. Item #006841
Full orange cloth. viii, 278 pp. Very minor rubbing to corners and spine ends, else fine. Dust jacket sunned at spine and edges, chipped to spine head. Ovid is considered one of the greatest poets of classical Rome and second to none in his influence on European literature. Joseph Solodow offers important new insights in this first large-scale literary interpretation of Ovid's Metamorphoses. The book focuses on narrative style, which Solodow considers the one thing that is stable throughout the Metamorphoses' extraordinary diversity of material, modes, tones, and points of view.