CLA204H1 Lecture Notes - Invidia, Triptolemus, Athamas

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Lecture 9- from troy to rome: ovid"s metamorphoses and the roman appropriation of greek myth i. Midterm: identify quotes from texts and from in class. All of the texts we"ve looked at so far were written in ancient greek. Ovid was born in the year 43 bc and lived until 17 ad. Rome was a time full of civil strife. One major event was the assassination of caesar. Then his adoptive son, octavian, took up his cause and then there was a war between octavian and anthony. Octavian (later known as augustus) defeats anthony and cleopatra and this point was taken as the end point of the hellenistic age and the beginning of roman imperial times. Ovid is often referred to as a writer of the augustan age, which refers to this time where you have. Ovid began his career writing love poetry in elegiac meter.

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