Volume One, Treating Books 1-5
BY WILMON BRFWER
The companion volume to Ovid's Metamorphoses in blank verse by Brookes More
The Cornhill Publishing Company, Boston, Mass.
The first survey to make a comprehensive study of the Metamorphoses in relation to the entire history of western culture. Evidences of its influence are to be found in tapestry, painting, sculpture, and opera, as well as in the work of a host of major and minor poets. -- The Evansville Courier-Journal.
Mr. Brewer's critique will prove an eye-opener to the average reader of today. The influence of Ovid on European culture is definitely shown by illustration. Here is an excellent opportunity for moderns to find profitable enjoyment by turning back the pages of literature. -- The Knickerbocker.
Mr. Brewer has supplied material of much historical and critical interest. The volume begins by telling the story of Ovid's life. It relates his work to that of his Greek and Roman predecessors, then recounts the influence of Ovid on writers who followed. Complete data is given for each book and each story in the book: the origin of the tale, Ovid's treatment of it, subsequent use of the tale by classic, medieval, and modern poets and prose writers of Europe. This comprehensive survey, which has its own clarity of style and contains much new material, is a fine piece of scholarly work in itself, as well as a