The Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid is a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world. Completed in 8 AD, it has remained one of the most popular works of mythology, being the Classical work best known to medieval writers and thus having a great deal of influence on medieval poetry. - Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Table of Contents: BOOK THE FIRST The Creation of the World The Golden Age The Silver Age The Brazen Age The Iron Age The Giants' War The Transformation of Daphne into a Lawrel The Transformation of Io into a Heyfer The Eyes of Argus transform'd into a Peacock's Train The Transformation of Syrinx into Reeds BOOK THE SECOND The Story of Phaeton Phaeton's Sisters transform'd into Trees The Transformation of Cycnus into a Swan The Story of Calisto The Story of Coronis, and Birth of Aesculapius Ocyrrhoe transform'd into a Mare The Transformation of Battus to a Touch stone The Story of Aglauros, transform'd into a Statue Europa's Rape BOOK THE THIRD The Story of of Cadmus The Transformation of Actaeon into a Stag The Birth of Bacchus The Transformation of Tiresias The Transformation of Echo The Story of Narcissus The Story of Pentheus The Mariners transform'd to Dolphins The Death of Pentheus BOOK THE FOURTH The Story of Alcithoe and her Sisters The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe The Story of Leucothoe and the Sun The Transformation of Clytie The Story of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus The Transformation of Ino and Melicerta to Sea-Gods The Transformation of the Theban Matrons Cadmus and his Queen transform'd to Serpents The Story of Perseus Atlas transform'd to a Mountain Andromeda rescu'd from the Sea Monster The Story of Medusa's Head BOOK THE FIFTH The Story of Perseus continu'd Minerva's Interview with the Muses The Fate of Pyreneus The Story of the Pierides The Song of the Pierides The Song of the Muses The Rape of Proserpine Cyane dissolves to a Fountain A Boy transform'd to an Eft The Transformation of Ascalaphus into an Owl The Daughters of Achelous transform'd to Sirens The Story of Arethusa The Transformation of Lyncus The Pierides transform'd to Magpies BOOK THE SIXTH The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider The Story of Niobe The Transformation of Niobe The Peasants of Lycia transform'd to Frogs The Fate of Marsyas The Story of Pelops The Story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela Boreas in Love BOOK THE SEVENTH The Story of Medea and Jason The Dragon's Teeth transform'd to Men Old Aeson restor'd to Youth The Death of Pelias The Story of Aegeus The Story of Ants chang'd to Men The Story of Cephalus and Procris BOOK THE EIGHTH The Story of Nisus and Scylla The Labyrinth The Story of Daedalus and Icarus The Story of Meleager and Atalanta The Transformation of the Naiads Perimele turn'd into an Island The Story of Baucis and Philemon The Changes of Proteus The Story of Erisichthon The Description of Famine The Transformations of Erisichthon's Daughter BOOK THE NINTH The Story of Achelous and Hercules The Death of Nessus the Centaur The Death of Hercules The Transformation of Lychas into a Rock The Apotheosis of Hercules The Transformation of Galanthis The Fable of Dryope Iolaus restor'd to Youth The Prophecy of Themis The Debate of the Gods The Passion of of Byblis The Fable of Iphis and Ianthe BOOK THE TENTH The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice The Fable of Cyparissus Hyacinthus transform'd into a Flower The Transformations of the Cerastae and Propoetides The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue The Story of of Cinyras and
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December 15, 2009
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