Ovid’s poetical career reached its climax in his masterpiece, the Metamorphoses. The work displays his mature genius and has become a standard treasure-house of mythology for all succeeding generations. The complete work has been edited for this series by Donald Hill. Each volume includes the Latin text with a line by line parallel prose translation, and notes which trace Ovid’s sources and his influence on literature and art. The volumes stand alone, but the whole is complete in four volumes, and the final volume contains a complete index. Metamorphoses Books V–VIII is the second of the four volumes, the others are: Metamorphoses Books I–IV (1985), Metamorphoses Books IX–XII (1999) and Metamorphoses Books XIII–XV with complete index (2000).
Edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses Books V–VIII. Latin text, with facing translation, introduction and commentary.
†Donald E. Hill was Emeritus Professor at the Department of Classics, Newcastle University, and is the editor of the complete Metamorphoses in the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series.