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adgrediare nefas, et, dum licet, effuge crimen!' With one great shout the hunters called on me to loose Laelaps, ‘Hurricane’ (the name of my wife’s gift). dumque adeunt regem Phrixeaque vellera poscunt Just as a tiny spark that lies buried under the ashes, takes life from a breath of air, and grows and, living, regains its previous strength, so now her calmed passion, that you would have thought had dulled, when she saw the young hero, flared up at his visible presence. You may accept or manage cookie usage at any time. Then Jason, his son, said ‘O my wife, to whom I confess I owe my life, though you have already given me everything, and the total of all your kindnesses is beyond any promises we made, let your incantations, if they can (what indeed can they not do?) Deucalioneas effugit inobrutus undas. Her father Erechtheus brought us together in marriage, and love brought us together too. cui non ista fide satis experientia sano One you would think to be fleeing, the other pursuing. auxilium foedusque refert et iura parentum, I’ll take them in order, now, and not stall you with irrelevances. non sum contentus et in mea pugno Proud of his prize, and taking with him a further prize, the one who had helped him gain it, the hero, and his wife Medea, returned to the harbour at Iolchos. At non Oliaros Didymeque et Tenos et Andros inde Calaureae Letoidos adspicit arva Sailing northwest Minos sought Oenopia, the kingdom of the Aeacidae. Ovid: Metamorphoses I: Bk.1 (BCP Latin Texts) by Ovid, . The first book of Ovid's Metamorphoses contains an interesting variety of material. It was Procris. tum super invergens liquidi carchesia mellis ille cruore fluens, cubito tamen adlevat artus, ferre suis visa est pariterque tremescere motu qui crista linguisque tribus praesignis et uncis               150 The king’s daughters, at her command, crossed the threshold, with the Colchian witch, and stood around his bed. These are supposed to have congealed and found food to multiply, gaining harmful strength from the rich soil. He has stirred my heart, indeed. despicit et certis regionibus adplicat angues: indiciique fidem negat et, nisi viderit ipsa, tuque, triceps Hecate, quae coeptis conscia nostris lutea mane videt pulsis Aurora tenebris nec Gortyniaco calamus levis exit ab arcu. Login or signup free. atque ope nescio quis servabitur advena nostra, qui poterat curvare trabes et agebat ab alto ac se tollere humo rectoque adsistere trunco               640 occidit ille Sinis magnis male viribus usus,               440 cur non et specto pereuntem oculosque videndo and come, to aid the witches’ art, and all our incantations: You, Earth, who yield the sorceress herbs of magic force: You, airs and breezes, pools and hills, and every watercourse; Be here; all you Gods of Night, and Gods of Groves endorse. ingrediorque domum; culpa domus ipsa carebat "Iuppiter o!" et potuisse datis simili succumbere culpae Telamon went to him, and Peleus, junior to Telamon, and Phocus, the third child, their half-brother. Then we slipped our hounds from the tether, but she escaped their pursuit, and, travelling no slower than a bird flies, mocked the pack. If he could do that, if he could set another woman above me, let him die, the ungrateful man! inque feris subiti deprensa potentia morbi. It is always your breath I try to catch with my lips.”. pectora sic intus clausas volventia flammas corpora missa neci nullis de more feruntur Because they are long-lived, springing from the hard rock, the country people call these shoots, of wolf-bane, ‘soil-less’ aconites. confugit; atque illam, quoniam gravis ipse senecta est, She stirred it all with a long-dry branch of a fruitful olive, mixing the depths with the surface. Through his wife’s cunning Aegeus, the father, himself offered the poison to his son, as if he were a stranger. et tamen annosae pellem posuere senectae. protinus Aoniis inmittitur altera Thebis               763 And now there was no reverence left: the people struggled to the pyres, and were consumed by others’ flames. membra simul pecudis validosque venefica sucos hostibus, aut avido dabitur fera praeda draconi. 420 et dolet infelix veluti de paelice vera. With these, and a thousand other nameless things, the barbarian witch pursued her greater than mortal purpose. et Gyaros nitidaeque ferax Peparethos olivae               470 quo simul adscendit frenataque colla draconum               220 vivaque saxa sua convulsaque robora terra Nec tamen (usque adeo nulla est sincera voluptas, That swift creature leapt lightly over the nets, and cleared the tops of the traps we had set. ire canes nec lina sequi nodosa solebant: No one can control it, and it breaks out fiercely among the doctors themselves, and the practice of their skill condemns the practitioners. occuluit Liber falsi sub imagine cervi,                360 The next day’s dawn dispelled the glittering stars. "ei mihi" conclamat! grandaevique ferunt patres congestaque flamma               160 ac solida terras spectavit imagine luna, They either lay on the ground unburied, or were given to the heaped pyres without ceremony. clavigeram vidit Vulcani occumbere prolem, quos ubi viderunt praeacutae cuspidis hastas "aura" (recordor enim), "venias" cantare solebam, agrestes aconita vocant. Minos, of Crete, was preparing for war. diffugiunt iussi; passis Medea capillis She boils there, roots dug from a Thessalian valley, seeds, flowerheads, and dark juices. “You are my greatest pleasure” I used to say. Now I need the juice by which old age may be renewed. spes est virginibus Pelia subiecta creatis,      At genitor, quamquam laetatur sospite nato,               425 I courted the breeze, gentle to me, in the midst of the heat: I waited for aura: she was rest for my labour. I lifted her body, dearer to me than my own, with gentle arms, tore the fabric from her breast, and bound up the cruel wound, trying to stem the blood, begging her not to leave me, guilty of her death. tristis erat (sed nulla tamen formosior illa               730 The Cretan fleet could still be seen from Aegina’s walls, when a ship from Athens arrived, under full sail, and entered the allied port, bearing Cephalus, and likewise greetings from his country. quodque magis mirum est, simul edita concutit arma. maior habet, Clyton et Buten, Pallante creatos. Consider instead, how great a sin you are near to, and while you can, shun the crime!’ She spoke, and in front of her eyes, were rectitude, piety, modesty: and now, Cupid, defeated, was turning away. She wreathed them with sacred boughs from the wildwood, then dug two trenches near by in the earth, and performed the sacrifice, plunging her knife into the throat of a black-fleeced sheep, and drenching the wide ditches with blood. indotata rogos; et iam reverentia nulla est, Love urges one thing: reason another. tutus eram iaculo; sed cum satiata ferinae tantaque sunt miseris invisi taedia lecti, vocibus ambiguis deceptam praebuit aurem intrarant iussae cum Colchide limina natae consonat adsensu populi precibusque faventum Urged on by these words, the more love each had for him, the quicker she was to act without love, and did evil, to avoid greater evil. 44 – 80), Byblis (IX. She would not have escaped punishment had she not taken to the air, with her winged dragons. Perhaps no other classical text has proved its versatility so much as Ovid's epic poem. Many she chose, as well, from the Amphrysus. vipereos dentes et aratos spargit in agros. Phocus led the Athenians into an inner walk, beautiful and secluded, where they sat down together, and noticed that the grandson of Aeolus carried a spear in his hand, tipped with gold, and made of an unknown wood. There was no one left to mourn, and the spirits of parents and children, of young and old were left to wander, unwept. Sleep vanished. Then she returned, after nine days and nine nights surveying all the lands she had crossed, from her chariot, drawn by the winged dragons. plura locuturo cum verbis guttura Colchis After a long time she revived, weeping for herself, calling her fate evil. qua tulerit mercede; silet tactusque dolore Iamque aderat Theseus, proles ignara parenti, ponere et humanam membris inducere formam. addit et exceptas luna pernocte pruinas Book One – Book Two – Book Three – Book Four – Book Five – Book Six – Book Seven – Book Eight – Book Nine – Book Ten – Book Eleven – Book Twelve – Book Thirteen – Book Fifteen partior et vacuos priscis cultoribus agros, at nisi opem tulero, taurorum adflabitur ore quid referam, quotiens temptamina nostra pudici cum sic Aesonides: 'o cui debere salutem et quos Maera novo latratu terruit agros, et maciem numerumque pedum nigrumque colorem corpus humo gelidum, sed humus de corpore fervet. quodque suis securus arat Cromyona colonus,               435 quemque ego cum rebus, quas totus possidet orbis, nec te, magne pater, nostri pudet esse parentem, Ovid sponte sua lanaeque cadunt et corpora tabent; esse potest tristi) desiderioque dolebat his et mille aliis postquam sine nomine rebus                275 I trusted in my spear. sum ratus esse feram telumque volatile misi: mollibus attollo scissaque a pectore veste Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework. canitie posita nigrum rapuere colorem, The same oak-tree was there before my eyes, with the same branches, and the same insects on its branches, and it shook with a similar motion, and seemed to scatter its column of grain-bearers onto the ground below. They rot on the ground, pollute the air with their dying breath, and spread contagion far and wide. And her look seemed easier then, untroubled by death.’. accipe mirandum: novitate movebere facti! nunc quoque habent: parcum genus est patiensque laborum esse canis: specus est tenebroso caecus hiatu, If I could, I would be wiser! te quoque, Luna, traho, quamvis Temesaea labores He was silent, and touched with sadness for his lost wife, tears welling in his eyes, he uttered these words. Perthes. in fontes rediere suos, concussaque sisto,               200 Presents a selection of stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the most famous and influential collection of Greek and Roman myths in the world. stantia concutio cantu freta, nubila pello caecaque dant saevis aversae vulnera dextris. When the witch had cut his wizened throat with her Thessalian knife, hardly staining the blade with blood, she immersed the sheep’s carcass in the bronze cauldron, along with her powerful magic herbs. omnia confudit summisque inmiscuit ima. pars sis militiae; tumulo solacia posco.' All thought he had fallen, but changed to a swan he beat through the air on white wings, though his mother, Hyrie, not knowing he was safe, pined away with weeping, and became the lake that carries her name. delicuit stagnumque suo de nomine fecit. ante quater denos hunc se reminiscitur annos. poma cadunt ramis agitataque ilice glandes. redditur et dulces concorditer exigit annos; imponit purum laticem et sine viribus herbas. But as he was about to utter more words, the Colchian witch cut his throat, and plunged his torn body into the seething water. corpora vidisti; mores, quos ante gerebant,               655 credula res amor est: subito conlapsa dolore, contigerant rapidas limosi Phasidos undas. attulerat secum Scythicis aconiton ab oris. ore movere potest? maximus intra me deus est! deteriora sequor. quod petis, experiar maius dare munus, Iason. grows pale: Aurora, at my poisons, dims her morning fire. quo se cumque acies oculorum flexerat, illic classe valet, patria tamen est firmissimus ira semianimes errare viis, dum stare valebant, The diseased entrails showed no marks, from which to read the prophetic truths, and warnings, of the gods. auraeque et venti montesque amnesque lacusque, inrita tura dedit? damnatura sui non est delicta mariti. lanigeris gregibus balatus dantibus aegros               540 It chanced that Aeson’s son was more than usually handsome that day: you could forgive her for loving him. One of the monumental works of western literature, Metamorphoses is a staggering compilation of myths involving transformations that span from … BOOK 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 Book 7 Book 8 Book 9 Book 10 Book 11 Book 12 Book 13 Book 14 Book 15 card: lines 1-158 lines 159-237 lines 238-296 lines 297-349 lines ... Ovid. pater hanc mihi iunxit Erectheus, sanguine natorum perfunditur inpius ensis, conicit et patulas perfundit sanguine fossas;                245 tu quoque victorem conplecti, barbara, velles: "meque iuves intresque sinus, gratissima, nostros, Bacchus saw this wondrous miracle from heaven’s heights, and realising from it, that the Nymphs of Mount Nysa, who had nursed him, could have their youth restored, he secured that gift from the witch of Colchis. lexque datur Minyis magnorum horrenda laborum, spectari poterat, cum pleno concita velo creditus accepit cantatas protinus herbas ulla suos spectare potest, oculosque reflectunt, Cephison procul hinc deflentem fata nepotis Procrin adit linguaque refert audita susurra. quaque pater Corythi parva tumulatus harena est, 'flebile principium melior fortuna secuta est; et tener auditur medio balatus aeno: 320 – 355), and Atalanta (X. alta dedit quercus: pavido mihi membra timore               630 effecta est hominis, feto consurgit in arvo, protinus innumeris effetus laniger annis me quoque muneribus, si munera tanta darentur. terra negat sedem, sedem negat ossibus unda;               445 Some cut off their breath with a noose, and banished, by death, their fear of death, summoning their approaching fate from the beyond. vulnera, dum census dare me pro nocte loquendo Cerberus, provoked to a rabid frenzy, filled all the air with his simultaneous three-headed howling, and spattered the green fields with white flecks of foam. The wild boar no longer remembers his fury; the deer cannot trust to speed; the bears cannot match the strength of the herds. You quench the bulls’ hot flame for me: force their necks to bow. contigit: hic aevo veteres mortalia primo Nevertheless Aegeus’s pleasure in receiving his son was not carefree (indeed, joy is never complete, and some trouble always comes to spoil our delight). tempore se miseram, se fati dixit iniqui The crowd rushed down, to meet Minos, wanting to see so famous a man. Immediately Aonian Thebes was plagued again (since righteous Themis does not leave such things unpunished!) Why fear when it is certain? spiritus iste tuus semper captatur ab ore."               820 With difficulty, by a thousand stratagems, I gained access to Erechtheus’s daughter. I kept talking about the sacred marriage bed, and the newness of our union, the recent wedding, and the prior claim of our deserted couch. P. OVIDIVS NASO (43 B.C. concubiturus erat saevarum more ferarum; Carried by the winds, shall I leave my native country, my sister, my brother, my father, and my gods? dicta refert rector populorum talia centum: cum me cornigeris tendentem retia cervis milite; quem Cephalus cum fortibus accipit armis. I wonder if this, or something, like this, is what people indeed call love? Let him live! Eurypylique urbem, qua Coae cornua matres Everywhere they cling to the fountains and runnels and deep wells, and drinking, thirst is not quenched sooner than life. But do you call that marriage, Medea, and clothe your fault with fair names? Procris was in my heart: Procris was always on my lips. non exempta foret poenae: fugit alta superque nescio quis deus obstat,' ait, 'mirumque, nisi hoc est, pervenit: orabam veniam et peccasse fatebar When he had invoked the treaty, in this way, to aid his cause, Aeacus, resting his left hand on the handle of his sceptre, replied ‘Don’t ask for our help, assume it. 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