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Vondel (J.V.) tr.


Published: Voor de Weduwe van Abraham de Wees, Amsterdam, 1671

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Vertaelt door J.V. Vondel

499 pages + 9 pages index, additional hand coloured engraved title page, 15 hand coloured engravings at the beginning of each new book, full vellum binding, a good copy.

This volume is unusual with the hand coloured plates.

Ovid's most ambitious and well-known work, consists of a 15-book catalogue written in dactylic hexameter about transformations in Greek and Roman mythology set within a loose mytho-historical framework. The word "metamorphoses" is of Greek origin and means "transformations." Appropriately, the characters in this work undergo many different transformations.

In analyzing the Metamorphoses, scholars have focused on Ovid's organization of his vast body of material. The ways that stories are linked by geography, themes, or contrasts creates interesting effects and constantly forces the reader to evaluate the connections.

Joost van den Vondel 17 November 1587 - 5 February 1679 was a Dutch poet, writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century.

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  • Size: 8vo (220 x 170 mm)
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