Ovid (43 BC - 18 AC) was a Latin poet (his name was Publius
Ovidius Naso) who narrates the amazing transformations of
gods and mortals in his poem The Metamorphoses. In ancient
times, it was very common to believe in such metamorphoses
and mythology, and these were the beliefs which inspired Ovid.
For thousands of years Ovid’s work has allowed us to learn the habits of the ancient Greeks, taking us back in time to a fantastic world of passionate love affairs, extraordinary
adventures, human weaknesses and virtues. In this volume, the adventure of the labyrinth of the Minotaur is presented in a simplified manner, with the story of Theseus and Ariadne
and the reckless flight of Daedalus and Icarus. Text by Valentina Orlando - Illustrations by Celina Elmi.