The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis: A Translation with Commentary
Translated from the Greek for the first time, these 41 myths and legends by Antoninus Liberalis form a laconic but picaresque collection of tales about metamorphoses. Celoria's commentary furnishe s parallels and provides much explanatory materialThese forty-one tales written in the second century AD by Greek author Antoninus Liberalis and translated from the Greek for the first time, offer an unusual insight into the preoccupations and legends of antiquity. These tales are quirky, exciting and sometimes disturbing. Many have relevance for modern as well as classical understanding of psychology and the imagination. Each story is usefully provided with full annotation and commentary.
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The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis: A Translation with a Commentary
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 2018
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