Ovid's Metamorphoses, tr. Anthony S. Kline

           A complete English translation and Mythological index
'I change but I cannot die.'  Shelley, 'The Cloud' 76
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(Ancient Greece and the Aegean)       

Book I

(Chaos, Four Ages, Flood, Daphne, Io, Syrinx, Phaethon)

Book II

(Phaethon’s fall, Callisto, Coronis, Aglauros, Europa)

Book III

(Cadmus, Actaeon, Semele, Tiresias, Narcissus, Pentheus)

Book IV

(Pyramus, Leucothoe, Salmacis, Ino, Cadmus, Perseus) 

Book V

(Perseus, Calliope, Proserpine, Arethusa, The Pierides)

Book VI

(Arachne, Niobe, Marsyas, Procne, Philomela, Boreas)

Book VII

(Jason, Medea, Minos, The Plague, Myrmidons, Procris)


(Scylla, Daedalus, Icarus, Meleager, Philemon and Baucis)

Book IX

(Hercules, Alcmene, Iole, Galanthis, Dryope, Byblis, Iphis)

Book X

(Orpheus, Pygmalion, Myrrha, Venus and Adonis, Atalanta)

Book XI

(Death of Orpheus, Midas, Peleus, Ceyx, Alcyone, Aesacus)

Book XII 

(Rumour, Cycnus, Caeneus, Lapiths and Centaurs, Achilles)


(Ajax, Ulysses, Polyxena, Hecuba, Memnon, Galatea, Glaucus)

Book XIV

(Scylla, Sibyl, Polyphemus, Circe, Picus, Pomona, Romulus)

Book XV 

(Pythagoras, Hippolytus, Cipus, Aesculapius, The Caesars)

The Text is fully hyper-linked to the Mythological index and vice versa; three or four spot-omissions are now mended thanks to Mark Nodine's notes. To facilitate online searches the E-Text-hosted index itself is now minus diacritical markings. Each Book is arranged in paragraphs, with each paragraph headed by the corresponding line reference in the Latin text.
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