November 8 Metamorphoses 1 and 2

November 8 Metamorphoses 1 and 2 - November 8-...

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November 8- Metamorphoses 1 and 2, CP Van Baaren, "The Flexibility of Myth, In nove fert animus(minf) mutates dicere formas corpora; di, coeptis (nam vos mutastis et illas) My mind is carried into new things to speak changed forms (englsih says metamorphoses but latin is more specific- forms changed into new bodies corpera), gods (di) for you have changed yourselves and and those forms Adspirate (to breath life into, inspire) meis primaque ab origine mundi ad mea perpetuum Into the things I have done and bring down from the very first beginning eternal song. deducite tempora carmen . What is important is that these things are poetic and can mean many things and be left to many interpretations sotranslator has to decided what to say. Ovid is asking the gids to help him bring myth from the Greek world and make it relevant for his world. The transformation of myth into a new world an exegete. First four lines of Metamorphoses. What Ovid thinks the purpose of the poem is. The Ms are the latest chronologically than anything else we have read.
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