Metamorphoses

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#3 Ovid, Metamorphoses (1545)

The Metamorphoses, an epic poem in fifteen books, was Ovid’s masterpiece, and it was one of the most influential and widely imitated poems in the English Renaissance. This small, portable edition of the poem was published by Sebastian Gryphius, a humanist printer in Lyon, France. This copy was once owned by two different members of a family whose name was “Maciga,” as the inscriptions on the title-page reveal.

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