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Unformatted text preview: IY Tereus, Procne, and Philomela Tereus and Tereus Procne marry Procne Procne sends for Procne her sister, Philomela Philomela Tereus goes to Tereus fetch her fetch Tereus, Procne, and Philomela Tereus, Tereus rapes Philomela and cuts out her Tereus tongue tongue Woven testimony (cf. Helen, Penelope) Revenge – Itys, Tereus’ son, is fed to him They all become birds HJNTIY If You Just Betrayed Your Country Country Minos, Nisus, and Scylla Scylla falls in love with Minos, king of Scylla Crete, son of Europa, who is laying seige to her town seige Scylla aids his victory Purple lock Cf. Medea and Dido HJNTIY If He’s Your Brother HJNTIY Byblis and Caunus Byblis falls in love Byblis with her brother (in some versions it’s the other way around) around) B. confesses Caunus berates Caunus her and goes into exile exile Byblis becomes a Byblis fountain fountain Writing Writing Structurally, the letter is at the center of this tale In early version of the myth Byblis makes an oral In confession confession In the Metamorphoses, Byblis fails in her attempt In Metamorphoses Byblis to write like a man (as advised in Ovid’s Ars Amatoria) Amatoria Not persuasion but confession Allusion to Dido Sword/pen (ferrum) Paradoxes in the Byblis Story Paradoxes Writing and not writing Revealing and concealing If her brother were to give in, they would If family and lovers family Byblis on Human Law Byblis
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