Metamorphoses - Ovid's Mythological Transformations or Metamorphoses
The Play Within the Play
Midsummer Night's Dream owes much to Ovid, particularly his story of the transformation of the mulberry, aka Pyramus and Thisbe. Comparison of Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' and Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream.'
Paintings Through the Ages Inspired by Themes From Ovid's Met…
Ovid was a Roman poet who wrote an important poem called 'The Metamorphoses' or Transformations, which tells most of the stories from Greek mythology that we still know. Ovid inspired many artists. Here are some of the paintings inspired by his Metamorphoses.
Ovid - Overview of the Latin Poet
An overview of the prolific, Roman, Augustan Age poet Ovid.
Public domain English translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Tiresias - Ovid's Metamorphoses
In the Metamorphoses (of Transformations) if Ovid, one of Midusmmer Night's Dream-like stories within a story is about the fulfillment of the transgendered blind seer Tiresias' prophecies.
Narcissus and Echo in Ovid's Metamorphoses
In Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', Tiresias warns about the dangers of letting Narcissus get to know himself.
Dionysus and Pentheus
Tiresias tried to warn Pentheus, but the king wanted nothing to do with gods or prophets and so Pentheus wound up being mistaken for a wild animal and torn to pieces.
Narcissus and Echo
Narcissus' mother couldn't figure out Tiresias' warning about her son. The seer told her the boy would live a long life as long as he didn't get to know himself. Echo pined away for love of the beautiful lad.
Ovid's Metamorphoses - Tiresias
Tiresias lost his sight and gained his prophetic skills at the same time -- when he used his transgendering experiences to settle an argument between Jupiter and Juno.
Bulfinch - Apollo and Daphne - Metamorphoses
Ovid-based stories of Apollo and Daphne, Pyramus and Thisbe and Cephalus and Procris in Bullfinch.
The Latin text of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Implicit Patterns in Ovid's Metamorphoses
An online concordance to discover patterns in Ovid's Metamorphoses, a work in which "Ovid has paid much less regard to smooth, logical transition between stories than to complex repetition of themes and images, even to extensive wordplay."
New Library of Renaissance Source Materials
Sources used by Shakespeare for his plays include Ovid's Fasti and Metamorphoses.
A book-by-book outline of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Ovid Metamorphoses Book V - Etext of the Metamorphoses Book V by Ovid Translated
Ovid Metamorphoses Book V
Ovid Metamorphoses Book IV - Etext of the Metamorphoses Book IV by Ovid...
Ovid Metamorphoses Book IV
Venus the Roman Goddess
You could say Venus was 'the Roman goddess' since she was counted the ancestor of the ancestral founder of Rome. While Venus was the Roman goddess of love and beauty, like her Greek counterpart Aphrodite, there was more to her. Here you'll learn about various aspects of Venus the Roman goddess.