Classics 30 Last Lecture

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Classics 30 Last Lecture – 06/08/07 The Stepford Wives (1975) – connection to Pygmalion, Stepford men transform their women into perfect living statues Daedalus and Icarus o Craftsman figure Art and craft are very tied to each other Poetry was very much a weaving and crafting of song o Story of Minotaur – made bull costume for Pasiphae o Devised wings so he and his son could return home to Greece o Appears at beginning of Aeneid 6 o Icarus compares to Phaethon, Aeneas o Daedalus “altered nature’s laws” p.177 o Manufactured metamorphosis o Simile (like birds) Ovid turns men into animals o Like gods (p.178) o Hubris – test how far the human body can go o Daedalus is so artistic he can turn men into animals/gods Icarus, not flying the middle course o The Golden Mean, don’t succumb to passions o Phaethon doesn’t fly the middle course either o Getting caught up in the moment o Ovid was not very careful under Augustus, and was exiled Went too far and flew “too far”
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