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Selections from Ovid - Metamorphoses and The Art of Love: Read in Latin by John F.C. Richards

Selections from Ovid - Metamorphoses and The Art of Love: Read in Latin by John F.C. Richards

The Roman poet Ovid (43 BC – 17/18 AD), who lived during the reign of Augustus, is considered to be one of the principal poets of Latin literature along with his contemporaries Virgil and Horace. His greatest work, “Metaorphoses,” is based on Greco-Roman mythology and is written in dactylic hexameter. It comprises almost 12,000 verses in 15 books. In this recording, Professor John F.C. Richards reads, in Latin, the stories of Daphne and Apollo from Book I and Narcissus and Echo from Book III. He concludes his reading with selections from “The Art of Love.” The Latin and English texts of the poems are in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Metamorphoses: Book I - Daphne and Apollo John F.C. Richards 14:44
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Metamorphoses: Book III - Narcissus and Echo John F.C. Richards 9:49
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Metamorphoses: Book III - Narcissus and Echo (Continued) John F.C. Richards 8:33
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The Art of Love: I, Lines 35-60 John F.C. Richards 3:16
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The Art of Love:: I, Lines 89-102 John F.C. Richards 1:39
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The Art of Love: I, Lines 131-162 John F.C. Richards 3:46
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The Art of Love: II, Lines 107-122 John F.C. Richards 2:02
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The Art of Love: II, Lines 143-152 John F.C. Richards 1:13
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The Art of Love: II, Lines 223-234 John F.C. Richards 1:29
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The Art of Love: II, Lines 295-300 John F.C. Richards 0:48
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The Art of Love:: III, Lines 329-346 John F.C. Richards 2:13

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