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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


LAT 24.01 Ovid’s Metamorphoses

In this course, we will study Ovid’s endlessly fascinating epic masterpiece about form and transformation. Our Latin readings will focus on stories from Books 1, 3, and 5, but we will read the whole poem in English. We will discuss myth, metapoetics, sex, gender, genre, intertextuality, politics, propaganda, the marvelous, and whatever else these dazzling stories suggest to us. We will think about Ovid’s place in Augustan culture and Latin literary history, and explore recent critical approaches to the Met. In addition, a final project will allow you to investigate the impact that Ovid’s poem has exerted on the history of Western (and non-Western) art and literature, from the Middle Ages into the 21st century.

Instructor

Glauthier

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

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Offered

18W:10A