The Ovid Project: Baur, 1703, Book 1

These images from the 1703 edition of Ovid's Metamorphosis are accompanied by the text "translated into English verse under the direction of Sir Samuel Garth by John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, William Congreve and other eminent hands" from 1713. (About the text)

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Book the First

OF bodies chang'd to various forms, I sing:
Ye Gods, from whom these miracles did spring,
Inspire my numbers with coelestial heat;
'Till I my long laborious work compleat:
And add perpetual tenour to my rhimes,
Deduc'd from Nature's birth, to Caesar's times.

Plate 2: Animantibus habitendi locus assignatur

Plate 3: Aetas aurea

Plate 4: Aetas argentea

Plate 5: Aeneum et ferreum seculum

Plate 6: Gygantomachia

Plate 7: Consilium deorum

Plate 8: Diluvium

Plate 9: Reparatio generis humani

Plate 10: Python serpens ab Apolline interficitur

Plate 11: Daphne amatur a Phoebo

Plate 12: Io amata a Jove in vaccam mutata

Plate 13: Argus occiditur Io reformatur

Plate 14: Syrinx in arundinem

From here you may go to the complete page of Plates for Book 2, to the Baur 1703 Title Page, or to the Ovid Title Page.

Hope Greenberg, University of Vermont, Last update: November 17, 1997.