9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Loved this edition and translation,
This review is from: Metamorphoses (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
The other reviewers say better than I could why the actual book is so good. I can only add that I love this Oxford edition and Mr Melville's translation. E.J. Kenney's introduction is very helpful too. It is gripping and shocking and the narrative has been really well done by the translator within the metre. I was terribly impressed and really pleased that I bought it. I was reading it as a source book for influences on Shakespeare which of course makes it fascinating but it is incredibly and unexpectedly good in its own right. That I suspect is down to the readability of the edition as well as Ovid's story telling.
My only little grumble is the really helpful and interesting index of explanatory notes at the back was not as easy to use as it might have been - it needed more spacing in places for ease of reference, so if your eyesight is not good the rather small print will be a bit trying.