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Ovid, The Metamorphoses (via kaivalya)

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Kaivalya provides a more detailed explication of the text. Thanks!

Dr. G. Devi English 220 Ovid – The Metamorphoses (7 CE) Ovid was born the year after Julius Caesar’s assassination (43 BCE) and lived during the prosperous period of pre-Christian Roman empire writing about the racy lives of the Roman elite, seduction manuals (for both men and women), but also unforgettable retellings of Greco-Roman myths. Ovid’s seduction manuals were very popular with his Roman readership but towards the middle of his life he w … Read More

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  1. This is wonderful – brings to mind one of my favorites – KAFKA’S, METOMORPHOSES

    Sylvia Krasner

    June 7, 2010 at 12:14 am

    • He no doubt borrows the title, but whereas his is one story, Ovid’s is a complete catalog of Greek myth, which has inspired 1000s and 1000s of works of art


      June 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

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