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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook provides a unique and accessible introduction to the complete works of Ovid. Using a thematic approach, Volk lays out what we know about Ovid's life, presents the author's works within their poetic genres, and discusses central Ovidian themes.

The first general introduction to Ovid written in English in over 20 years, offering the very latest Ovidian scholarship.

Discusses the complete works of Ovid.

Accessible writing and a thematic approach make this text ideal for a broad audience.

A current revival in Ovid makes this timely edition highly valuable.

©2010 Katharina Volk (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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Good, relatively short introduction to Ovid

I knew almost nothing about Ovid and this gave me the basic information that I was looking for concerning when he lived, what he wrote, and why someone might want to invest the time to read and understand his work.

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Great book, fantastic performance

Thoroughly enjoyable and informative. The one quibble I have with the performance is the recitation of Latin verse. In the few spots where Ovid's own words are cited, a recitation that elicits a greater appreciation for the poet's craft is desirable.