Posts Tagged by Metamorphoses
|November 15, 2019||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
We were excited to welcome Miriam Kamil, a 5th year PhD candidate in classical philology at Harvard University for an Online Open House. The topic of the discussion was: The Cecropids and an Attic Aetiology in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The event was streamed live on Thursday, November 21 at 11 a.m. EST, and was recorded.
|January 13, 2017||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars|
“First was the Golden Age. Then rectitude spontaneous in the heart prevailed, and faith. Avengers were not seen, for laws unframed were all unknown and needless. Punishment and fear of penalties existed not. No harsh decrees were fixed on brazen plates. No suppliant multitude the countenance of Justice feared, averting, for they dwelt without a judge in peace.” Read more…
|January 10, 2017||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
“But the god of the trident, who rules the ocean waters, grieved, with a father’s feelings, for the son changed into a swan, the bird of Phaethon, and, hating fierce Achilles, he nursed an excessive anger in his memory.” The Book Club selection for January is taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which will provide a Roman perspective of some stories and characters we have previously encountered in the ancient Greek world. The discussion is open in the forum now, and there will be a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, January 31, at 11 a.m. EST. Read more…
|February 11, 2016||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
To celebrate Valentine’s day, I chose Ovid for this Gallery about Love. He was the first to write about the art of love and gallantry.
Ovid was born in 43 BCE. He was a talented poet. He was educated in Rome and traveled in Greece. He composed many beautiful works.
“If there be anyone among you who is ignorant of the art of loving, let him read this poem and, having read it and acquired the knowledge it contains, let him address himself to Love.”