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Ovid: The Metamorphoses (trans. A.S. Kline). v2. 25 Oct 2007
Here's my first attempt at adding a book to the collection. I love Ovid's Metamorphoses but have had a hard time finding a decent ebook version for free or otherwise. All of the modern verse translations are under copyright and the older translations are, well, dated.
This prose translation is available at http://www.tonykline.co.uk/klineasovid.htm. The translator expressly gives permission to distribute the text freely. I started with the html file and massaged it a bit in BookDesigner.
Since this is my first book, I welcome any suggestions. In particular, I wanted to remove the underlines from links but couldn't find that option in BookDesigner.
Description from Wikipedia:
"The Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid is a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world, drawing from Greek and Roman mythological traditions. Probably written between 2 and 8 CE, it has remained one of the most popular works of mythology, being the Classical work best known to medieval writers and thus having a great deal of influence on medieval poetry."
I'd like to add that the work can be read as a very unified whole. Not just a collection of tales.
Edit: I added a "nolinks" version that does not have links to the Index within the text. In my opinion it's a bit easier on the eyes if you're somewhat familiar with mythological references and don't need to constantly flip to the Index. It also has a brief Table of Contents and alphabetical jumps at the beginning of the Index.
Last edited by carchase; 10-25-2007 at 02:04 PM.
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