Western Literature to Dante

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
2018-19: Mondays, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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Unit VI: Augustan Rome 44 B.C - A.D. 14

Mediaeval statue of Ovid. Courtesy VRoma.

Week 21: P. Ovidius Naso (Ovid), 43 B.C. - A.D. 17

This week I have given you a fairly short reading from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, in hopes that we can dig into it a little bit: it’s only about five pages on my printer. The translation is a bit old and stodgy, but not as old and stodgy as the Dryden translation that was the alternative. Try to see through to the story, and to ask yourself:

Depicted here: a mediaeval statue of Ovid. Image courtesy VRoma.