nunc opus est sucis, per quos renovata senectus               215 in manibus vestris vita est aetasque parentis:               335 perspicit et placitas partim radice revellit, Three times with fire, three times with water, three times with sulphur, she purified the old man. coniugis abrepti: tu collige, qualis in illa, 'hoc me, nate dea, (quis possit credere?) Medea is one of the few characters in Metamorphoses who is a central figure in her own series of stories. per si quid merui de te bene perque manentem inque virum soliti vultus mutare ferinos               270 Gotha (Germany). solvit et in dura submisso poplite terra rugosoque suum servantes cortice callem; quae iactata diu fertur durasse vetustas It was Procris. venatum in silvas iuvenaliter ire solebam               805 Book 7 ends in Aegina, off the coast of Athens, where King Aeacus tells Cephalus about a recent plague. damnatura sui non est delicta mariti. nec te, magne pater, nostri pudet esse parentem, fecundique soli vires cepisse nocendi; These shrank its limbs, melted away its horns, and, with its horns, the years. I wish I could recall the one for you without the other! No javelin was quicker than him, no lead shot from a whirled sling, no light arrow shot from a Cretan bow. If we wanted to count your years and your honours. Known for its crest, its triple tongues and curved fangs, it was the dread guardian of the tree’s gold. dissimilemque animum subiit Aeeta relictus;               170 muneris huius' ait, 'qui vestri maximus aevo est               310 Why am I afraid of his death, when I have scarcely seen him? quid vos in fata parentis egredior silvamque peto victorque per herbas pulsa fugit macies, abeunt pallorque situsque,               290 She would not have escaped punishment had she not taken to the air, with her winged dragons. You see them, half-dead, wandering the streets, while they can still stay on their feet, others lying on the ground weeping, turning their exhausted gaze upwards in their dying efforts, and stretching their arms out to the stars in the overhanging sky, breathing their last, here or there, wherever death has overtaken them. Meanwhile a potent mixture is heating in a bronze cauldron set on the flames, bubbling, and seething, white with turbulent froth. corpora missa neci nullis de more feruntur When she saw the solitary youth attacked by so many enemies, she grew pale, and sat there, suddenly cold and bloodless. aut inhumata premunt terras aut dantur in altos Aurora supported my fears, and she changed my appearance (I felt it happening). ipse parens Aegeus nato porrexit ut hosti. alta dedit quercus: pavido mihi membra timore               630 tempore se miseram, se fati dixit iniqui perque patrem soceri cernentem cuncta futuri strage canum primo volucrumque oviumque boumque criminis exemplum, sed cuncta timemus amantes. Hugo Magnus. (readable and downloadable versions)-- 1820 Tauchnitz text (searchable book-divisions, richly illustrated)-- 1821 Delphinus-Burmannus text * 1 2 & 3-- 1821-22 Gierig-Lemaire text * 1 & 2 // Gierig 1807 * words and names indices imperiumque peti totius Achaidos addit. Comprising 11,995 lines, 15 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. vulgus erat stratum, veluti cum putria motis               585 invitumque rapit. nec me quae caperet, non si Venus ipsa veniret, te quoque, Luna, traho, quamvis Temesaea labores et quas Ossa tulit, quas altum Pelion herbas, The Metamorphoses remains one of the most important sources of classical mythology. But his look, his nobility of spirit, and his graceful form, do not make me fear deceit or forgetfulness of my kindness. inminet hic sequiturque parem similisque tenenti               785 intrarant iussae cum Colchide limina natae servor; ubicumque est, uni mea gaudia servo." Phocus in interius spatium pulchrosque recessus               670 At last, after enduring many trials, under their famous leader, Jason, they reached the turbulent river-waters of the muddy Phasis, in the land of Colchis. inde lacus Hyries videt et Cycneia Tempe, seminaque floresque et sucos incoquit atros;               265 palluit et subito sine sanguine frigida sedit, grande onus exiguo formicas ore gerentes               625 ora videre putat nec se declinat ab illo; Login or signup free. inde Calaureae Letoidos adspicit arva nubilaque induco, ventos abigoque vocoque, lutea mane videt pulsis Aurora tenebris dicta sub amplexus Aeginae Asopidos isse, 45 I begged her forgiveness, and confessed I had sinned, and that I too might have succumbed to the same fault, given the offer, if such gifts were offered to me. ‘Medea, you struggle in vain: some god, I do not know which, opposes you. Perthes. adiuvet et praesens ingentibus adnuat ausis.' There was no end to her magic. sum ratus esse feram telumque volatile misi: and it will for many years if the fates grant me them. attonitus tamen est, ingens discrimine parvo dira lues ira populis Iunonis iniquae facta prement annos. 175 nec Gortyniaco calamus levis exit ab arcu. adgrediare nefas, et, dum licet, effuge crimen!' cum facerem natis, mugitus victima diros has ubi verbenis silvaque incinxit agresti, Quod nisi pennatis serpentibus isset in auras,               350 The island of Anaphe joined with him, and that of Astypalaea (Anaphe by promises, Astypalaea by Cretan supremacy in war); low-lying Myconos, and chalky-soiled Cimolos; Syros flowering with thyme, flat Seriphos, marble-cliffed Paros, and Siphnos, betrayed to him by that disloyal princess, Arne, whom, when she had taken the gold her greed demanded, the gods changed into a bird, the black-footed, black-winged jackdaw, that still delights in gold. horruerant, stabantque comae; tamen oscula terrae alteraque invergens tepidi carchesia lactis, 250 inmoriuntur aquis, aliquis tamen haurit et illas; It is Jupiter’s. deque fide questa est et crimine concita vano, All those many times she said “I hold myself, in trust, for one man only: wherever he is, I keep what I can give, in trust, for that one man.” For whom, in his senses, was that not a great enough trial of loyalty? illa levi velox superabat retia saltu esse deus voluit, si quis deus adfuit illis.' exitium superabat opem, quae victa iacebat. carminibus grates et dis auctoribus horum. arte mea soceri longum temptabimus aevum, “You are my greatest pleasure” I used to say. ingenium faciente canunt: 'te, maxime Theseu, ut vero coepitque loqui dextramque prehendit Aeacus ingreditur duplici cum prole novoque coniugis, ad vocem praeceps amensque cucurri. qui lacriment, desunt, indefletaeque vagantur With one great shout the hunters called on me to loose Laelaps, ‘Hurricane’ (the name of my wife’s gift). 390 hic nos frugilegas adspeximus agmine longo inroravit aquis ternisque ululatibus ora                190 erumpit clades, obsuntque auctoribus artes; perdiderant: tristes penetrant ad viscera morbi. contigerant rapidas limosi Phasidos undas. More search options Limit Search to: Metamorphoses … sanguine natorum perfunditur inpius ensis, nescio quos audisse; "veni" tamen "optima!" dixit, et errorem tum denique nominis esse He lit fires on the altars, and heaped gifts for the gods. Yet, not allowing herself to be affected by such thoughts, she answered ‘Husband, what dreadful words have escaped your lips? Then she saw Lake Hyrie, and Cycnean Tempe, made famous suddenly by a swan. saepe tamen dubitat speratque miserrima falli pestis et in magnae dominatur moenibus urbis. at nisi opem tulero, taurorum adflabitur ore conicit et patulas perfundit sanguine fossas;                245 ergo ego germanam fratremque patremque deosque But the destruction cancelled out our efforts, which waned as we were conquered. (promissis Anaphen, regna Astypaleia bello); agrestes aconita vocant. posse tuae videor spatium transcribere vitae? non ea nobilitas animo est, ea gratia formae, She also, who had rendered him safe, was afraid. NoDictionaries Latin Ovid Metamorphoses 7 179-233 Hi there. nigra pedes, nigris velata monedula pennis. “Come, dearest!” I still said, and as the fallen leaves made a rustling sound in reply, I thought it was a wild creature, and threw my spear quickly. inpatiens oneris collum pressistis aratro, quid in hospite, regia virgo, Aeacidae longo iuvenes post tempore visum morte fugant ultroque vocant venientia fata. coniuge eram felix, felix erat illa marito. The first book of Ovid's Metamorphoses contains an interesting variety of material. dum mea, dum digitos amentis addere tempto, There Phylius, at the boy Cycnus’s command, brought him birds and a fierce lion he had tamed. She wavered, and the little strength she had ebbed away with her blood. Firstly the inner organs grow hot, and a flushed skin and feverish breath are symptoms of hidden warmth. cui non ista fide satis experientia sano Then she returned, after nine days and nine nights surveying all the lands she had crossed, from her chariot, drawn by the winged dragons. ante ipsas, quo mors foret invidiosior, aras. who could bend pine-tree trunks to the earth, and Sciron is done for, and safe paths reach. dicta refert rector populorum talia centum: ‘Why do you hesitate, so timidly?’ she said. Don’t hesitate to reckon the forces of this island your own, and (let this state of my fortunes last!) And then Medea looked down at the fields of Calaurea’s isle, sacred to Leto, whose king and queen were also changed to birds. adflatuque nocent et agunt contagia late. corpora devolvunt in humum fugiuntque penates coniugiumne putas speciosaque nomina culpae hunc postquam sparsit Lethaei gramine suci quod nihil est, metuit, metuit sine corpore nomen               830 gutturaque usta sonant; tamen illis Aesone natus               110 When she had mounted, stroked the dragons’ bridled necks, and shaken the light reins in her hands, she was snatched up on high. Strangely, dogs, carrion birds, and grey wolves, will not touch them. Here, tradition says, that in earliest times, human bodies sprang from fungi, swollen by rain. ense senis iugulum veteremque exire cruorem et, ne sit scelerata, facit scelus: haud tamen ictus               340 has concresse putant nactasque alimenta feracis Aeacus Aeginam genetricis nomine dixit. intremuit ramisque sonum sine flamine motis Oenopiam veteres adpellavere, sed ipse Iuppiter illa tenet. nec non Peneos nec non Spercheides undae               230 Shall some unknown be saved by my powers, and unhurt because of me, without me, set his sails to the wind, and be husband to another, leaving Medea to be punished? What it is I am ignorant of, but my eyes have never seen one more beautifully formed for throwing.’ One of the Athenian brothers replied ‘You will marvel at its usefulness more than at its looks.      Talibus atque aliis longum sermonibus illi Aeacus, in capulo sceptri nitente sinistra, aut mihi redde meos aut me quoque conde sepulcro!" effecta est hominis, feto consurgit in arvo, classe valet, patria tamen est firmissimus ira Three nights were lacking before the moon’s horns met, to make their complete orb. 560 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. Phineus visus erat, iuvenesque Aquilone creati auraeque et venti montesque amnesque lacusque, nox subit, et curis exercita corpora somnus Ovid was born in the Paelignian town of Sulmo (modern-day Sulmona, in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo), in an Apennine valley east of Rome, to an important equestrian family, the gens Ovidia, on 20 March 43 BC.That was a significant year in Roman politics. restantem contraque diem radiosque micantes And in case the herbs she had given him had not been potent enough, she chanted a spell to support them, and called on her secret arts. Aesoniden mutasse velim, quo coniuge felix               60 nunc quoque, cum pereo, causam mihi mortis amorem,               855 And to right and left, he, the elder, had two younger men, Clytos and Butes, the sons of Pallas. vernat humus, floresque et mollia pabula surgunt. She complained of my faithlessness, and troubled by an imaginary crime, she feared what was nothing, feared a name without substance, and grieved, the unhappy woman, as though aura were a real rival. idque precari Pelion umbrosum, Philyreia tecta, superque sed vultu meliore mori secura videtur.' But when Jason had sprinkled it with the Lethean juice of a certain herb, and three times repeated the words that bring tranquil sleep, that calm the rough seas and turbulent rivers, sleep came to those sleepless eyes, and the heroic son of Aeson gained the Golden Fleece. murmur erat, vocesque hominum exaudire videbar               645 When, eventually, she promised to do it, she said ‘To give you greater confidence in my gift, your oldest ram, the leader of your flocks, will by turned into a young lamb again, by my magic drugs.’ Straight away the woolly creature, worn out by innumerable years, was dragged forward, his horns curving round his hollow temples. per freta longa ferar; nihil illum amplexa verebor Procris erat medioque tenens in pectore vulnus indulgent animis et nulla, quid utile, cura est: A Collection of Metamorphic Tales 3c. While I suspected that it was an effect of sleep, Telamon came running and throwing open the door, shouted ‘Father, come out and see, something greater than you could hope or believe. If only the Triple Goddess will aid me, and give her assent in person to this great act of daring, I will attempt to renew your father’s length of years, without need for yours.’. in volucrem versi cum coniuge conscia regis. non sum contentus et in mea pugno ducere et insuetum ferro proscindere campum: sponte sua lanaeque cadunt et corpora tabent; illic Haemonia radices valle resectas I courted the breeze, gentle to me, in the midst of the heat: I waited for aura: she was rest for my labour. But a strange power draws me to him against my will. That swift creature leapt lightly over the nets, and cleared the tops of the traps we had set. squamea Cinyphii tenuis membrana chelydri You also, Luna, I draw down, eclipsed, from heaven’s stain. Yet there were many I missed, that I saw before, when I visited the city.’ Aeacus sighed, and spoke sadly. though bronzes of Temese clash, to take away your pains; and at my chant, the chariot of the Sun-god, my grandsire. Do you want to know the fate of the other gift? But I will try to grant a greater gift than the one you ask for, Jason. Procrin adit linguaque refert audita susurra. causa nocens cladis, pugnatum est arte medendi: Let the gods also desire the better! "speque fideque, pater", dixit "maiora videbis: tum super invergens liquidi carchesia mellis et maciem numerumque pedum nigrumque colorem illa luce fuit: posses ignoscere amanti. The sun shone gold again, but an east wind was still blowing, and kept the sails from the homeward voyage. maiorem specie mirabere' dixit 'in isto. effugit illa necem nebulis per carmina motis; On her right was Cyllene, where Menephron lay with his mother, as though he were a wild beast. nec tamen adfectus talis confessa 'quod' inquit protinus innumeris effetus laniger annis Iamque aderat Theseus, proles ignara parenti, pestis, et exitio multi pecorumque suoque               764 The flocks of sheep give out a sickly bleating, while the wool falls away of itself, and their bodies waste. in caput Haemonii iuvenis torquere parantis, Eumelique domum lugentis in aere natum. 'arma iuves oro pro gnato sumpta piaeque fontibus et fluviis puteisque capacibus haerent, despicit et certis regionibus adplicat angues: non tenet et vanos exercet in aera morsus. constitit adveniens citra limenque foresque Who among us did not bring useless offerings to those shrines? Neve doli cessent, odium cum coniuge falsum pro te, fortissime, vota adspicio; fugere hoc, illud captare putares. et tantum caelo tegitur refugitque viriles egredior, qualesque in imagine somni viribus illa carens et iam moribunda coegit Why can I not watch him die, and shame my eyes by seeing? 'Carmina Laiades non intellecta priorum telum               690 Each sotry are also explanations to why we act or animals act a certain way and how some species became created. After meeting and exchanging a few words, Cephalus described his mandate from Athens, asking for help and quoting the treaty sworn to by their ancestors, adding that Minos was out to control all Achaia. vox est ubi cognita fidae Attonitus tanto miserarum turbine rerum, dempserat et quarta radiantia nocte micabant               325 Andr. dentibus horrendus custos erat arboris aureae. He threw a boulder into the midst of his enemies, and this turned their attack, on him, against themselves. florentemque thymo Syron planamque Seriphon transit et antiquae Cartheia moenia Ceae, There, sent from the sky, was her chariot. Scylla rapax canibus Siculo latrare profundo? arte suum parili revirescere posse parentem,               305 I found her half-alive, her clothes sprinkled with drops of blood, and (what misery!) 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. The dragons had only smelt the herbs, yet they shed their skins of many years. But do you call that marriage, Medea, and clothe your fault with fair names? hinc humilem Myconon cretosaque rura Cimoli Vertere truces venientis ad ora terribiles vultus praefixaque cornua ferro pulvereumque solum pede pulsavere bisulco fumificisque mugitibus. 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