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...od and the Alexandrian poets, who favored a collection of independent stories connected by a theme ... Tales from Ovid Summary | SuperSummary ... . The Metamorphoses' roughly 250 stories are linked only by their common theme of metamorphosis. Shortly after the publication of these two poems, Ovid found himself in great peril. In a.d. Collections of poems, articles, podcasts, and other content related to a topic or theme. Collections of poems, articles, podcasts, and other content related to a topic or theme. Skip to Content. Show Menu Poetry Foundation. Poems. Poems Home; Poems for Ch ... Two generaliza ... PDF Two generalizations of the metamorphosis deﬁnition ... . Skip to Content. Show Menu Poetry Foundation. Poems. Poems Home; Poems for Ch ... Two generalizations of the metamorphosis deﬁnition Alan C.H. Ling ∗ Computer Science, University of Vermont Burlington, VT USA 05405 [email protected] Franz Kafka Czech novelist and short story writer, Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924), is highly regarded by literary critics and praised as one of the most influential twentieth century authors. His most famous works are The Metamorphosis (translation from German: "Die Verwandlung" ), The Trial ( "Der Process" ), and The Castle ( "Das Schloss" ). Ovid's Metamorphosis is a book that is challenging to classify. It was written in 8 AD, and though it is long enough to be considered an epic, it doesn't have the same sense of cohesive narrative that many epic poems possess. Instead, the original manuscript is a collection of approximately 250 myths, written in verse, some of which span many pages while others are much shorter in length ... But the poem's immense popularity in antiquity and the Middle Ages belies the struggle for survival it faced in late antiquity. "A dangerously pagan work,"  the Metamorphoses was preserved through the Roman period of Christianization , but was criticized by the voices of Augustine and Jerome , who believed the only metamorphosis really was the transubstantiation . Initially, Ovid wrote in the elegiac tradition of Roman poets Sextus Propertius and Albius Tibullus, both of whom he revered. Ovid's Amores are erotic poems based on Corinna - an imaginary woman; detailing Ovid's love for her. Ovid went on to write the Metamorphoses, in 15 books; famed as a manual of Greek mythology. His Fasti is a ... Ovid is widely agreed to have been Sh...