Editor note: Introductory, statement and notes by way of John Godwin
Metamorphoses is an epic poem yet is particularly various from what we think in an epic. unique, artistic and captivating, the poem tells the tales of myths that includes alterations, from the production of the universe to the dying and deification of Julius Caesar. publication III concentrates at the residence of Thebes, and this feature info the tale of Pentheus and his tragic finish after refusing to recognize the god Bacchus.
This version comprises the Latin textual content in addition to in-depth remark notes which supply language help, rationalization of inauspicious phrases and words, and research of literary positive factors in addition to info at the history to the tale. The creation provides an summary of Ovid in his historic and literary context, in addition to a plot synopsis and a dialogue of the literary style and metre. All phrases within the textual content are given in an entire vocabulary on the finish and there also are feedback for extra interpreting.
This is the prescribed variation of the verse set textual content for OCR's AS GCE Classics Latin qualification, for exam from 2015 to 2017 inclusive.