The Ovid Project:
Metamorphosing the Metamorphoses
Hope Greenberg, Humanities Computing Specialist, University of
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.
Read more about the project
Connect to University of Vermont
online catalog, Voyager, to search for other Ovid holdings
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.