This quantity offers the Latin textual content, with an creation and entire remark, of e-book XIII of the Roman poet Ovid's lengthy paintings Metamorphoses. It discusses intimately Ovid's remedy of his resources and units out the ways that he tailored past literature as fabric for his novel firm. assistance is available on issues of language and magnificence, and the creation treats as a rule phrases the topics of metamorphosis and the constitution of the poem as an entire.
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Arc in turn alluded to by O,,,d: see the nn . 10 liuu 7fu- 845 p-tmim. ,.. Polyphemu. the ... va~ cannibal i. sq aud A~ ), PolyphemuJ the lover with Hellenist ic and neoterie pieces . hort, highly polished poetry (Idylls and EcwtwJ). Int roducing hi, story of Polyphemu. aod Galatea into the Mtl4lll"" pItous, a poem wh ich embrace. both types of ...... tory, Ovid fuses characteril1 ics of both the epic a nd the Helle ninic PolyphemuJ. The Cyclops is in love , but he loves ferociously; he i. n nibal (768- 9), and is merely divened by p .....
A' 4. I. 83- 7, SoS - IO) ma y 1M: ""en in th;' poen. al anOlher fonn of metamorphosit. Ovid baJ(:s hit narrat ive quite clearly on a single IOU. hd, the plol of wh ich i, as fo llows: The ICCne lin on lhe coasl of T hrace. T he prologue;' spoken by the ghost of Polydoru" youngest so n of Priam and Hecuba, ,,'ho lell. ingle day ""e Ihe corp"'" of ''''0 of her child ren. he i. followed by the chorus of Trojan women, who report thai Odysseus i. aboul to fetch I'olyxena for sacrillce. Po lyxena enters, a nd iSlold o rher fale by Hecuba; lhen Odysseus appears.