In this illustrated study richard buxton analyzes greek literary narratives and visual representations of the metamorphosis of humans and gods as evidenced from homer to nonnos such tales have become familiar in their ovidian dress as in the best selling translation by ted hughes buxton . Forms of astonishment greek myths of metamorphosis richard buxton use of comparative material from other religious traditions from science literature cinema and digital graphics enables readers to relate the greek imagination to the modern world. In investigating metamorphoses of gods buxton revisits the concept of anthropomorphism arguing that the fact that greek divinities were believed to change shape does not undermine the fundamentally humanlike form of greek divinity. Forms of astonishment sets out to interpret a number of greek myths about the transformations of humans and gods such tales have become familiar in their ovidian dress as in the best selling translation by ted hughes richard buxton explores their greek antecedents
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