Ovid in English, 1480-1625
Part One: Metamorphoses

Edited by Sarah Annes Brown and Andrew Taylor

Tudor and Stuart Translations 4/1 of 2

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 October 2013  •  252pp

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This is volume 1 of 2. See also volume 2 here.


This volume brings together a range of celebrated and less familiar translations of Ovid's Metamorphoses produced in English between 1480 and 1625, beginning with the story of Narcissus from Caxton's manuscript translation of the Metamorphoses and ending with George Sandys's version of Callisto's tale. The volume as a whole reflects the complex (and shifting) variety of Ovid's early modern reception. These poems, some of them republished here for the first time, help extend and enrich our understanding of Ovid's influence on early modern literature. All texts have been fully modernised and annotated, rendering them accessible to students and general readers as well as scholars of the period.

Sarah Annes Brown is Professor of English at Anglia Ruskin University. Andrew Taylor is Fellow, Lecturer and Director of Studies in English at Churchill College, Cambridge.

Reviews:

  • ‘This volume is particularly useful for those interested in translation and adaptation culture in early modern England and could be especially valuable for scholars working on the specific myths highlighted.’ — unsigned notice, Forum for Modern Language Studies 50, 2014, 503
  • ‘This is a beautifully presented edition of a selection of early modern translations of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which manages to be both student-friendly and a provocative resource to stimulate further research.’ — Tamsin Badcoe, Modern Language Review 110, 2015, 1110-11 (full text online)
  • ‘The comprehensibility, and thus accessibility, of each item is incomparably enhanced by the editors’ modernization of texts, by their full annotation (both in the form of marginal glosses and extensive on-the-page commentary), and by their lengthy and learned Introduction which sets each piece in context and points out its potential interest for students of both English and classical literature.’ — David Hopkins, Translation and Literature 23, 2014, 402-04
  • ‘Brown and Taylor provide a real service to the student not only of the reception of the Metamorphoses in the English Renaissance but also of the pervasive Ovidianism in Tudor and Stuart literary culture. This attractively produced volume should spur new interest in the Ovidian vogue in early modern England.’ — Alison Keith, Renaissance and Reformation 39, 2016, 214-17

Contents:

i-vi
Front Matter
Sarah Annes Brown, Andrew Taylor
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vii-vii
Table of Contents
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viii-viii
General Editors’ Foreword
Andrew Hadfield, Neil Rhodes
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ix-ix
Preface
Sarah Annes Brown, Andrew Taylor
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x-x
Illustrations
Sarah Annes Brown, Andrew Taylor
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xi-xii
List of Illustrations
Sarah Annes Brown, Andrew Taylor
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1-16
Introduction
Sarah Annes Brown, Andrew Taylor
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17-24
Echo and Narcissus From Ovyde Hys Booke of Methamorphose (1480)
William Caxton
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25-58
The Fable of Ovid Treating of Narcissus (1560)
T. H.
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59-64
The Judgement of Midas Being of Such As On Fantesye Decree & Discuss (c. 1552)
Thomas Hedley
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65-72
Salmacis and Hermaphroditus From the First Four Books of P. Ovidius Naso’s Work, Entitled Metamorphosis (1565)
Arthur Golding
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73-92
The Pleasant Fable of Hermaphroditus and Salmacis (1565)
Thomas Peend
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93-124
MYRRHA, THE MOTHER OF ADONIS (1607)
William Barksted
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125-154
The Scourge of Venus (1613)
H. A.
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155-174
The Picture of Incest (1626)
James Gresham
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175-192
Pyramus and Thisbe (1617)
Dunstan Gale
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193-214
Jupiter and Callisto From Troia Britanica (1609)
Thomas Heywood
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215-224
Jupiter and Callisto From the First Five Bookes of Ovids Metamorphosis (1621)
George Sandys
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225-232
Textual Notes
Sarah Annes Brown, Andrew Taylor
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233-240
Bibliography
Sarah Annes Brown, Andrew Taylor
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Bibliography entry:

Brown, Sarah Annes, and Andrew Taylor (eds), Ovid in English, 1480-1625: Part One: Metamorphoses, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 4 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2013)

First footnote reference: 35 Ovid in English, 1480-1625: Part One: Metamorphoses, ed. by Sarah Annes Brown and Andrew Taylor, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 4 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2013), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Brown and Taylor, p. 47.

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Brown, Sarah Annes, and Andrew Taylor (eds). 2013. Ovid in English, 1480-1625: Part One: Metamorphoses, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 4 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Brown and Taylor 2013: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Brown and Taylor 2013: 21.

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