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English Table of Contents, by Captions

Front-Matter

(Spreng's Frontwork, in Latin and English)   (Alternative Frontworks)   (Front-Matter Notes - Links)


Title-page
1557  1563  1582  1591
Dedication
1557  1563  1582  1591
Preface
1563  1582  1591
Ovid's Vita by Aldus
1582
Alphabetical Latin Index
1563  (cf. 1582 & 1591)
Commendatory Verses
1563   1582

Book I

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Spreng's Verses in Latin and English)  (Bk I Notes - Links)

Distribution of the Elements
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Living Creatures Allotted Their Places
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The Golden Age
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Silver Age
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Bronze and Iron Ages
1557  1563  1582  1591
War of the Giants
1557  1563  1582  1591
Council of the Gods
1557  1563  1582  1591
Lycaon into a Wolf
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Flood
1557  1563  1582  1591
Flood's End
1557  1563  1582  1591
Restoration of the Human Race
1557  1563  1582  1591
Python's End
1557  1563  1582  1591
Daphne Is Beloved by Phoebus
1557  1563  1582  1591
Daphne into a Laurel
1557  1563  1582  1591
Jupiter and Io
1557  1563  1582  1591
Io into a Cow
1557  1563  1582  1591
Argus and Mercury
1557  1563  1582  1591
Syrinx into a Reed
1557  1563  1582  1591
Argus Killed, Io Restored
1557  1563  1582  1591

Book II

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk II Notes - Links)

Phaethon's Request
1557  1563  1582  1591
Phaethon Kindles the World Top to Bottom
1557  1563  1582  1591
Phaethon's Fall
1557  1563  1582  1591
Heliades into Trees
1557  1563  1582  1591
Apollo Denies the World Light
1557  1563  1582  1591
Jupiter Grabs Callisto
1557  1563  1582  1591
Callisto Is Turned to a Bear
1557  1563  1582  1591
Callisto and Arcas Made Stars
1557  1563  1582  1591
Erichthonius is Shut in a Chest
1557  1563  1582  1591
Coronis Is Turned to a Crow
1557  1563  1582  1591
Coronis Is Transfixed by Apollo
1557  1563  1582  1591
Chiron's Daughter Ocyrrhoe into a Mare
1557  1563  1582  1591
Battus into a Stone
1557  1563  1582  1591
Mercury Falls in Love with Herse
1557  1563  1582  1591
Description of Malice and Envy
1557  1563  1582  1591
Aglauros into a Stone
1557  1563  1582  1591
Jupiter into a Bull
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Book III

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk III Notes - Links)

A Snake Kills Cadmus' Comrades
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The Serpent is Killed by Cadmus
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Soldiers Spring from the Serpent's Teeth
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Acteon into a Stag
1557  1563  1582  1591
Acteon Is Torn Apart by His Own Hounds
1557  1563  1582  1591
Semele Is Killed in Jove's Embrace
1557  1563  1582  1591
Narcissus into a Flower
1557  1563  1582  1591
Bacchus' Rites or Triumph
1557  1563  1582  1591
Tyrrhenian Sailors into Dolphins
1557  1563  1582  1591
Pentheus Is Torn Apart by Bacchantes
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Book IV

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk IV Notes - Links)

Pyramus and Thisbe
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Pyramus and Thisbe's Death
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Venus' Adultery with Mars
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Leucothoe into an Incense Branch
1557  1563  1582  1591
Salmacis and Hermaphroditus Become One
1557  1563  1582  1591
Juno and the Three Furies
1557  1563  1582  1591
Athamus and Ino Are Driven Insane
1557  1563  1591
Mad Athamas Kills His Son Learchus
1557  1563  1582  1591
Cadmus and Hermione into Dragons
1557  1563  1582  1591
Atlas Is Turned into the Mountain of that Name
1557  1563  1582  1591
Perseus Freeing Andromeda
1557  1563  1582  1591
Medusa's Hair into Snakes
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Book V

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk V Notes - Links)

A Fight Breaks Out at Perseus' Wedding
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Phineus and Friends into Stone
1557  1563  1582  1591
Pallas and Sisters at Helicon
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Muses into Birds
1557  1563  1582  1591
Venus, Cupid, and Pluto
1557  1563  1582  1591
Pluto's Rape of Proserpina
1557  1563  1582  1591
Ceres Seeks Her Daughter
1557  1563  1582  1591
Arethusa into a Fountain
1557  1563  1582  1591
Lyncus into a Lynx
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Book VI

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk VI Notes - Links)

Niobe Is Slain with Her Children
1557  1563  1582  1591
Lycian Rustics into Frogs
1557  1563  1582  1591
Marsyas Is Flayed by Apollo
1557  1563  1582  1591
Tereus, Procne, Three Furies
1557  1563  1582  1591
Tereus Abducts Philomela
1557  1563  1582  1591
Tereus Cuts Out Philomela's Tongue
1557  1563  1582  1591
Procne Freeing Philomela from Captivity
1557  1563  1582  1591
Procne Kills Her Own Offspring
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Orithyia Is Raped by Boreas
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Book VII

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk VII Notes - Links)

Jason and Medea
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Jason Puts the Dragon to Sleep
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Medea Calls On the Gods' Aid
1557  1563  1582  1591
Old Aeson Is Rejuvenated
1557  1563  1582  1591
Pelias with His Daughters
1557  1563  1582  1591
Hiere's Son Cygnus into a Swan
1557  1563  1582  1591
Medea Kills Her Own Children
1557  1563  1582  1591
Hercules and Cerberus
1557  1563  1582  1591
Minos, Cephalus, and Aeacus
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Plague in Aegina
1557  1563  1582  1591
Ants into Men
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Cephalus and Aurora
1557  1563  1582  1591
Cephalus and Procris
1557  1563  1582  1591
Procris' Death
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Book VIII

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk VIII Notes - Links)

Scylla and Minos
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Scylla Cuts Off her Father's Lock
1557  1563  1582  1591
Scylla into a Bird
1557  1563  1582  1591
Theseus Defeats the Minotaur
1557  1563  1582  1591
Daedalus and Icarus
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Boy Perdix into a Bird
1557  1563  1582  1591
Hunting Meleager Kills a Boar
1557  1563  1582  1591
Meleager and Atalanta
1557  1563  1582  1591
Meleager's Death
1557  1563  1582  1591
Perimele into an Island
1557  1563  1582  1591
Jupiter and Mercury as Guests
1557  1563  1582  1591
Philemon and Baucis to Trees
1557  1563  1582  1591
Erysichthon Cuts Down the Oak
1557  1563  1582  1591
Description of Hunger
1557  1563  1582  1591
Erysichthon Is Tortured with Insatiable Hunger
1557  1563  1582  1591
Metra into Many Different Figures
1557  1563  1582  1591

Book IX

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk IX Notes - Links)

Hercules and Achelous
1557  1563  1582  1591
Centaur Nessus Shot with an Arrow
1557  1563  1582  1591
Lychas Hurled into the Waves
1557  1563  1582  1591
Apotheosis of Hercules
1557  1563  1582  1591
Alcmene Bears Hercules
1557  1563  1582  1591
Dryope into a Tree
1557  1563  1582  1591
Biblis' Love for her Brother
1557  1563  1582  1591
Biblis into a Fountain
1557  1563  1582  1591
Lyctus and Telethusa His Wife
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Girl Iphis into a Man
1557  1563  1582  1591

Book X

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Spreng's Verses in Latin and English)  (Bk X Notes - Links)

Eurydice Dies from a Snakebite
1557  1563  1582  1591
Orpheus Descends to the Underworld
1557  1563  1582  1591
Orpheus Playing the Lyre
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Boy Cyparissus into a Tree
1557  1563  1582  1591
Ganymede Carried Off into Heaven
1557  1563  1582  1591
Hyacinthus into a Flower
1557  1563  1582  1591
Cerastae into Bulls
1557  1563  1582  1591
Ivory Statue into a Person
1557  1563  1582  1591
Myrrha Tries to Hang Herself
1557  1563  1582  1591
Myrrha Goes to Bed with Her Father
1557  1563  1582  1591
Myrrha into a Tree
1557  1563  1582  1591
Venus and Adonis
1557  1563  1582  1591
Atalanta and Hippomenes
1557  1563  1582  1591
Hippomenes and Atalanta into Lions
1557  1563  1582  1591
Adonis into Anemone Flower
1557  1563  1582  1591

Book XI

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk XI Notes - Links)

Orpheus Is Slain by Female Bacchantes
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Hebrus Receives Orpheus' Head and Lyre
1557  1563  1582  1591
Midas' Wish
1557  1563  1582  1591
Midas' Ears into Ass's
1557  1563  1582  1591
Neptune and Apollo
1557  1563  1582  1591
Peleus and Thetis
1557  1563  1582  1591
Chione Slain by the Arrows of Diana
1557  1563  1582  1591
A Wolf into Stone
1557  1563  1582  1591
Ceyx Dies in a Shipwreck
1557  1563  1582  1591
Halcyone Supplicates Juno
1557  1563  1582  1591
Description of the House of Sleep
1557  1563  1582  1591
Ceyx and his Wife into Halcyons
1557  1563  1582  1591
Aesacus into a Diver-Bird
1557  1563  1582  1591

Book XII

(
Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk XII Notes - Links)

The Sacrifice of Iphigeneia
1557  1563  1582  1591
The War of Greeks and Trojans
1557  1563  1582  1591
Cygnus Smothered by Achilles
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Girl Caenis into a Man
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs
1557  1563  1582  1591

Book XIII

(
Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk XIII Notes - Links)

Ajax's Quarrel with Ulysses
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Shield of Achilles
1557  1563  1582  1591
Ajax Kills Himself
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Fall of Troy
1557  1563  1582  1591
Polymestor's Wickedness
1557  1563  1582  1591
Polyxena Is Sacrificed
1557  1563  1582  1591
Hecuba Finds Polydorus Murdered
1557  1563  1582  1591
Polymestor Is Blinded
1557  1563  1582  1591
Embers of Memnon's Pyre into Birds
1557  1563  1582  1591
Aeneas' Piety toward His Father
1557  1563  1582  1591
Polyphemus, Acis and Galatea
1557  1563  1582  1591
Acis into a River
1557  1563  1582  1591
Fisherman Glaucus into a Sea-God
1557  1563  1582  1591

Book XIV

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk XIV Notes - Links)

Scylla into a Sea-Monster
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Polyphemus Devours Ulysses' Comrades
1557  1563  1582  1591
Ulysses' Crew into Swine
1557  1563  1582  1591
Picus into a Bird
1557  1563  1582  1591
Apulus into a Wild-Olive
1557  1563  1582  1591
The Fleet of Aeneas into Nymphs
1557  1563  1582  1591
Aeneas into a National Deity
1557  1563  1582  1591
Vertumnus into an Old Woman
1557  1563  1582  1591
Iphis Hangs Himself
1557  1563  1582  1591
Romulus Is Given Immortality
1557  1563  1582  1591
Hersilia into the Goddess Ora
1557  1563  1582  1591

Book XV

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Latin Text with Kline's Prose)  (Sandys' Translation and Commentary)  (Bk XV Notes - Links)

Hippolytus Torn Apart by His Horses
1557  1563  1582  1591
Cippus Sporting Horns
1557  1563  1582  1591
Aesculapius Entered among Deities
1557  1563  1582  1591
Aesculapius into a Serpent
1557  1563  1582  1591
Julius Caesar into a Star
1557  1563  1582  1591

 End-Matter
Printer's Device
1563  1582  1591
Variants
1582
Index
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Imprimatur
1591