Comprising 11,995 lines, 15 books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of julius caesar within a loose mythicohistorical framework. She scalps her father to give his power, contained in a lock of purple hair, to minos. An xml version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer perseus any modifications you make. Ovid, metamorphoses 8 theoi classical texts library. He writes about the death of actaeon and semele, the birth of bacchus, and pentheuss refusal to worship bacchus. Minos attacks the city of alcathous, which is ruled by nisus. In book iii, the narrator tells several stories connected to cadmuss founding of thebes. In the meantime, however, king minos is continuing his war against the cities of greece.
Via new window links at the start of each book, you may now browse klines rendering alongside ehwalds latin edition ca. In books iv and v, ovid tells of perseus s victory over atlas, his rescue of and marriage to andromeda, and his battle with phineus. Ovidius naso, metamorphoses, book 8, line 1 perseus. And now it is the late and silent hour when slumber takes possession of the breast. King minos and scylla now lucifer unveiled the glorious day, and as the session of the night dissolved, the cool east wind declined, and vapors wreathed the moistened valleys. Book 9 a new complete downloadable english translation with comprehensive index, and other poetry translations including baudelaire, chinese, european. Books of transformations is a latin narrative poem by the roman poet ovid, considered his magnum opus. Metamorphoses book 8, translated by brookes more king minos and scylla 1 now lucifer unveiled the glorious day, and as the session of the night dissolved, the cool east wind declined, and vapors wreathed the moistened valleys. Book 8 book 9 book 10 book 11 book 12 book book 14 book 15 invocatio.678 996 655 90 640 843 1385 506 423 10 658 300 1546 71 903 920 655 48 29 739 646 245 528 56 25 950 1069 578 1051 204 636 488 381 247 329 896 170 1330 1448 1218