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Metamorphoses

“It is the single most important work of poetry in ancient history.” – M. L. Andres, author of ‘A Simple but Effective Strategy for Success‘ & Founder of The Block Bard

Ovid’s 15-book epic, written in exquisite Latin hexameter, is a rollercoaster of a read. Beginning with the creation of the world, and ending with Rome in his own lifetime, the Metamorphoses drags the reader through time and space, from beginnings to endings, from life to death, from moments of delicious joy to episodes of depravity and abjection.

The madness and chaos of some 250 stories, spanning around 700 lines of poetry per book, are woven together by the theme of metamorphosis or transformation. The artistic dexterity involved in pulling off this literary feat is testimony to Ovid’s skill and ambition as a poet. This accomplishment also goes a long way in explaining the rightful place the Metamorphoses holds within the canon of classical literature, placed as it is beside other great epics of Mediterranean antiquity such as the Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid.

The Iliad

Admired for almost three millennia; Homer’s ultimate epic, The Iliad, along with its successor, The Odyssey, was memorized by poets across the lands of Greece as was The Bible in later times.

The ancient Greeks themselves held it as the most important piece of literature as well as the cornerstone of their culture and thus, civilization. By force of its insurmountable epicness, The Iliad, (as it was one of the very first epics), sets the standard for the entire definition of the word.

Meet the Heroes who helped shape the Western world, in this, the #1 English translation in the world of: The Iliad

This edition translated by Samuel Butler,
with introduction by Mackenzie Andres.

The Odyssey

“Homer’s Odyssey is the single most influential piece of literature in Western Civilization. It is the bonfire of the humanities and the crest of cultural celebration.”
– M. L. Andres, author of ‘A Simple but Effective Strategy for Success‘ & Founder of The Block Bard

Odysseus takes what would normally take two weeks to sail from ancient Troy (situated on the western coast of Turkey), 10 years to complete the same journey. Plagued by pro-Trojan, anti-Greek Gods like Poseidon, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena who would make his voyage home a trip to remember no doubt. He faces cyclops, sorceresses, and all sorts of treacherous trials in his attempt to return home to his Wife on the island of Ithaca.

Meet the Hero who helped shape the Western world, in this, the #1 English translation in the world of: The Odyssey

This edition translated by Samuel Butler, with introduction by Mackenzie Andres.

A Simple But Effective Strategy For Success; The Ultimate Guide To Growing, Leading And Managing Your Life And Businesses

You can achieve success in anything that you do.
And this book will show you how.

Anytime I catch myself worrying about my performance I relate back to these principles and analyze exactly where and in what areas I am lacking.

These habits, (all but their order) have been adopted from the lives of the best leaders, philanthropists, artists, creators, CEOs, managers, and all other people of irrefutable and sometime infamous influence.
Together, these habits form a strategy far more powerful than the sum of their parts. The tactics laid out in these few pages could easily extend into a lengthy novel topping thousands of words, but I know that time is valuable, and I too know that many of these habits are rendered useless unless they are implemented alongside a structured disciplinary strategy – THIS IS THAT STRATEGY.

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Check Out Some Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars Effective! Good Read!Reviewed in Canada on February 26, 2021

The book is exactly what it says it is. Small, easy to read and full of insightful content.

–Orlando Joffre


5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this read!Reviewed in Canada on January 26, 2021

Loved this book!
Straight to the point, no bs, and a great introduction to the lives of some of the most influential people ever!

Highly recommended read for anyone’s self help collection.

–Sarah


5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10Reviewed in Canada on January 27, 2021

Mackenzie is a very talented up and coming writer, and brought to my attention many of the behaviours and habits in my life that I didn’t realize were stifling my success. I would recommend this book to anybody struggling with motivation that craves success.

–Mauricio