The Ovid Project:
Metamorphosing the Metamorphoses

Hope Greenberg, Humanities Computing Specialist, University of Vermont

The importance of such classical authors as Ovid to the art, music, and literature of western civilization is legendary, yet many are not familiar with the original works that have provided this inspiration. The University of Vermont's rare book department contains an extensive collection of illustrated works of Ovid. Included are several editions of engravings by the 17th century German artist, Johann Wilhelm Bauer, depicting 150 scenes from the Metamorphoses. Each scene has a brief description in both Latin and German. Some plates from a 1640 edition of the translation done by George Sandys are also available.

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The Images:

1703 Baur

1640 Sandys

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The Ovid Project is hosted by the University of Vermont and is edited by Hope Greenberg. Project begun: September, 1994. Last updated: November 7, 1997.