The House of Cadmus
'In truth we should always wait for a man’s last day, for that time when he has paid his last debt, and we should call the life of no man happy until he is dead' - Ovid's Metamorphoses III
The stories relating to the house of Cadmus can be considered as among some of the best to be found in Ovid's Metamorphoses. This new translation by Christopher Nelson collects them all in one book and, analysing all of the stories, examines the underlying themes that they share.
This book is ideal for those wishing to improve their abilities in Latin translation and to get to grips with one of the great poets of the ancient world, as well as for those who simply want to discover more about some of Ovid's best stories.
This book presents translations of the stories of Cadmus, Actaeon, Semele, Pentheus and Bacchus, Ino and Athamus, and Cadmus and Harmonia. Each translation is followed by an analysis which examines the themes contained within the story, as well as how it fits into the overall narrative of the house of Cadmus. The style of translation also makes it relatively easy to follow with a copy of the Latin text, readily available online, and this will be of benefit to Latin students in allowing them to improve their skills in translation.
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