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Classics
Course
CLA204H1
Professor
Hoschelle
Semester
Winter

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LEC09 Ovid Metamorphoses Books 15written in Latin st 1 century BC Rometime of civil strifeeg assassination of CaesarOctavian son of Caesar fought the murderers of CaesarOctavian defeats Marc Anthony and CleopatraThis is the endpoint of Hellenistic age beginning of Roman ageOvid came from the Agustus agewhen Octavian was ruler of RomeOvid was born in the year 14 BCHe started career writing love poetryElegymetrical structure of a poemTypes of Elegy Lamentation and Love poetryHe is witty and has lack of seriousness he was criticized for thisOvid was exiled to TomiDuring this exile he wrote poems of his exileMetamorphoses was written in hexametersMeatmorphoses doesnt really tell stories like the Iliad but it offers the history of the world about change and transformation metamorphoses eg humans turning into treesThe first five books focuses on the gods the second five focuses on the heros and then the last ones focus on rulers Book 1the world was destroyed twicefirst by water second by fire Divine assemblyAugusan referencesAugustus is compared to a godZeus Jupiter The first story in the metamorphoseshuman to animalLaokaon tries to kill Zeus while Zeus is his guestLaokaon as punishment is transformed into a wolfThis transformation is a reflection of his natureJupiter decides to destroy the human race because of thissends a floodthere are two survivors Deucalion and Pyrrhathe survivorsDeucalion is son of Prometheus and Pyrrha is daughter of EpimetheusThey go to an oracle and they were told to cast aside the bones of somethingDeucaltion is figures out the riddleThey throw stones behind their heads and from the stones grew humansSo once more the earth is populated as well as a monster Python Apollo shoots Python is shot by Cupid in Turn
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