Yoorsnovember #4: cover


This is the cover of the Portuguese edition of the "Metamorphoses", by Ovid. A wonderful book that is currently on my list of ongoing reads and should be on yours too.

It's accessibility and wit make it thoroughly enjoyable and the perfect choice for anyone looking to get started on Greek and Roman mythology.

You might also be surprised to discover just how much Ovid and this book in particular have influenced later writers, such as William Shakespeare.  Did you know, for example, that the Bard's famous account of the ill-fated love of Romeo and Juliet has a surprisingly close ancestor in the story of Pyramus and Thisbe? I know, I was surprised too!

Bonus tip: try pairing it with the reading of "An Imaginary Life", by David Malouf, which offers a fictional account of the last few years in the life of Ovid (see my review here).


[edit: yes, I did like my own post; but no, it wasn't on purpose. I'm just terrible with accidental clicks. 😭]


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