Unformatted text preview: that were occurring during particular time periods and to provide a radical way of thinking about the certain societal situations that were being conducted around them. The only way for this to happen is to utilize the utmost important characteristic of myths- their flexibility. As we travel closer to the time of Ovid, the written myths now take on a whole new fashion which once again has to agree and form to the Romans reading and hearing his Metamorphoses. By writing myths down, their change occurs mainly in the reader’s or listener’s interpretation of the myth which is analogous to the change of the myth itself. People will change the myth so they can understand and explain certain phenomena and experiences to each other and their children while still upholding the significance of the myth and what is trying to convey in the time of the Greeks and similarly in the time of Ovid....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07
- The Iliad