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Mythology Unit 3
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Why was Ovid forced to live out his life in the backwater town of Tomis?
Saw what he shouldn't have seen, involvement in scandal surrounding Augustus' daughter
The poeta doctos(learned poet)persona that Ovid adopts is best illustrated by which of the following?
1. He gives a full account of the creation of the world
2. He relates the traditional creation myth
3. He includes up-to-date/ philosophical theories.
4.He leaves open the question of whether tradition or philosophy/ science is right
When Lycaon is changed into a wolf, what remains the same about him?
1.. His fierce expression
2. His hair color
3. His thirst for blood
4. His glaring eyes
How does Ovid avoid emphasizing the tragic, disastrous nature of the Flood that Jupiter sends to destroy the world?
He concentrates on a number of bizarre details
Why does Cupid shoot Apollo?
Apollo calls him a silly youngster says he's too young to play with bows and arrows
When Ovid describes the gate to the palace of the sun, what point does he make about it?
The building material are of the finest, but the craftsmanship actually surpasses them in quality
If the Metamorphoses is artistically similar to the gate, what might Ovid be saying about his goals as a writer?
Revive/refurbish great old tales with a new way of telling them (etc.)
What is the central theme of the Phaethon story?
Phaethon's real identity
Why are Raven, Crow, Ocyrhoe, Battus, and Aglauros punished?
they all see something that embraces someone more powerful
Who says. "Not even Jove, hurler of thunderbolts, could drive this chariot"?
Who says "Let's get together"?
Narcissus and Echo
Why is Actaeon punished? Does Ovid portray him as deserving his metamorphosis?
For seeing; no
What is the effect of the lists of nymphs' and dogs' names in this book?
1. It shows Ovid as poets ducts
2. It helps avoid any sense of the tragic
3. It is an example of over-explicit detail
4. Many of the names have significant/humorous meanings
Aside form the echoes, what is the special example of verbal wit in the Narcissus and Echo story
A verbal mirror
Book 3 begins a long group of stories that center around which Greek city?
The technique of sandwiching, say, a humorist story between two sad ones (or vice versa) is called
"Are you a god, dear boy? I could believe it, and if you are, I think you must be cupid."
Who says this?
Of what other speech is this one a parody?
Odysseus' speech to Nausikaa in Odyssey 6
Who tells most of the stories in Book 4
The daughters of Minyas
What (relatively) modern playwright wrote a piece closely modeled on the Pyramus and Thisbe story?
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