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    In The Metamorphoses of Ovid, Book three; we are introduced to Narcissus and Echo. In the story, that takes place sometime in ancient Greece, we are shown transformations between both Narcissus and Echo. The Story of Echo and Narcissus suggest that the nature of desire is almost impossible to be fulfilled. No matter how much one may have, there’s always a need for something one cannot get. The book of Echo and Narcissus is about undergoing a transformation. We are introduced to Echo and Narcissus. This tale is about a nymph Echo, who falls in love with a human, Narcissus. Echo’s ability to hold onto conversations was disabled from her because of her previous misdeeds. Therefore she cannot engage in conversations. As her punishment she is only allowed to respond to a person saying the last words she hear. On day at the pond, she comes across Narcissus, who in fact extremely handsome. She can’t resist his beauty, so she throws herself at him. Narcissus, being as handsome as he is his, rejects her, causing Echo to grieve and yearn. Her body eventually disappears and all that is left of her is an echo. Narcissus then faces being in love. He sees a reflection in a pond one day, unaware that the…

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    Same Source, Different Stories: A Comparison of Ovid and Lastman’s Interpretations of the Story of Io Roman mythology is rich with stories of heroism and morality, but another common theme is the tumultuous relationship between Gods and Goddesses. This phenomenon is clearly seen in the myth of Io. The most widely known account of the story of Io was written by Roman poet Ovid in 8AD as one of nearly 250 myths in his poem The Metamorphoses. Jupiter, the chief deity, sees the beautiful nymph Io…

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    The poem Metamorphoses, by Ovid, a roman poet, is set in Ancient Greece, at the beginning of time. It is a poem of several greek myths and ideas compacted into one novelistic book. Ovid’s epic was originally written in Latin and later translated into English. In Metamorphoses, Ovid presents love as a large element, to show readers the many emotions and actions love can stir up. Characters strive for love so much, that their logic becomes hazy, making them do things impulsively. In the myths…

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    When the story of “Diana and Actaeon” is mentioned, one’s mind most commonly recalls the episode in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, in which Actaeon accidentally stumbles upon the goddess Diana naked in the woods during a hunting trip, and she metamorphoses him into a deer; therefore, his hunting dogs devour him (Ovid 55). “Diana and Actaeon” is a very well known episode from the Metamorphoses; it is where Ovid first delves into a discussion of whether the gods are just in their punishments towards…

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    Unquestionably, the major theme in Ovid’s Metamorphoses is transformations. Ovid was well known for his ability to tell phenomenal stories and this one was probably one of the greatest. Throughout the story, he takes beliefs that were significant at the time, and mocks them through the theme of transformation. Ovid was well known to poke and satirize other popular works of his time and he does so throughout this story. At the beginning of the story, Ovid asks the gods, who are the ones causing…

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    tale. This text will allow me to explore how the morally right women were expected to behave and what the consequences, socially or otherwise, were if they strayed outside these bounds. 3. Ovid. "Ars Amatoria." Art of Love. Cosmetics. Remedies for Love. Ibis. Walnut-tree. Sea Fishing. Consolation. Trans. J. H. Mozley and G. P. Goold. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1979. 11-176. Loeb Classical Library. Web. 16 Feb. 2017. This is a series of three books in which Ovid gives advice for men and…

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    his chariot and took the girl to a landlocked place in the middle of the Cyane and Pisaean pools (Ovid 1093). The area was the residence for the most famous nymph in the entire Sicily. Dis wanted to rape the girl but Cyane emerged and ordered Dis to stop his action because he could not become an in-law to the Great Ceres against their will. Cyane said that it was better if Dis asked the Ceres first before abducting the girl. Since Cyane could not allow Dis to pass, he hurled his scepter using…

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    Ovid was one of the most notable Roman poets. His intellectual capability was far superior in comparison to others. Ovid’s unique intelligence is partially due to his father’s demands and support for him to become a lawyer. Ovid’s most famous work was Metamorphoses, a fifteen- book narrative revolving around mythological creatures and events. The epic of Metamorphoses includes a set of small stories ranging from the creation of earth to the various mythological experiences, specifically from…

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    In her poem titled “The Letter of the God of Love”, Pizan defends women against clerks who write accusations against women and who put women in a negative light. The poem was partly a reaction to the popular acceptance of the slandering of women in the continuation of “The Romance of the Rose” by Jean de Meung and the Roman poet Ovid’s Art of Love. In Pizan’s poem, it is mentioned that certain men “lay blame to [women], composing tales in rhyme, in prose, in verse, in which they scorn their…

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    Biographical Information Venus lamenting the death of Adonis is a drawing designed by Benjamin West in the year 1768. He spent most of his time designing paintings such as this while in London. Description Venus Lamenting, the death of Adonis, is a drawing about Adonis, a mortal youth, as from the Ovid Metamorphoses. Venus was a mythological goddess who fell in love with him. They used to spend most of their time together hunting wild animals. He was slain while hunting and lay down on the…

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