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METAMORPHOSES

Ovid
Read by David Horovitch

David Horovitch's richly enunciated delivery is a superb vehicle for the classical style, with its elevated diction and its elaborate rhetorical and poetic figures. Ovid poses a special challenge, and only a reader with expert pacing, matched with a sensitivity to nuances of tone and language, could deliver this text to its full impact. This Ovid is a delight. Horovitch expresses both Ovid's elegance and his lightness of touch. A word like "nectar" drips with honeyed sweetness, and even "water" sounds multisyllabic. Ovid's tales of change and transformation‚"Actaeon into a stag, Zeus into a bull, the whole of reality in a constant state of metamorphosis‚" offer as enduring a vision as any in literature. Horovitch has a great voice for the classics. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2012]

Poetry & Drama • 17.5 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2012

CD ISBN 9781843796312 $89.98 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN $58.50

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