Test 2_Chapters 6-10

Test 2_Chapters 6-10 - Chapter VI Latona and Niobe The Poet Ovid tells a story about the goddess Latona and about the woman Niobe Niobe the queen

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Chapter VI- Latona and Niobe The Poet Ovid tells a story about the goddess, Latona and about the woman, Niobe. Niobe, the queen of Thebes, was proud. She was proud, because she has seven sons and seven daughters. She was praising herself and her children. “The cause of my pride is not the power of my family and friends, but the fame of my children. The goddess Latona also has famous children. Her son was the god, Phoebus Apollo and her daughter was the goddess Diana. Manto was a woman of the town of Thebes. Manto has much wisdom. She was walking in the streets of the town and she was warning the women thus: “Give your gifts to Latona and also the children of Latona, Phoebus and Diana. Latona is the goddess of women.”And thus the women of Thebes adorn the goddess’ alter in temple; there they gave the gifts and to the goddesses and they gave the scared flame of incense. Behold Niobe, beautiful and proud, was walking with the women in the streets of the town. She stands and looks around with proud eyes; she calls the women of Thebes and shouts: “Why do you adorn Latona? No one adorns me. I am the daughter of famous grandfathers. I am queen of the palace of Cadmus. I am a beautiful, worthy goddess. But I am very happy because I have seven boys and seven daughters. Now ask the cause of my pride. Why does Latona surpass me? Latona has only one son and only one daughter. My fortune gave me seven. Women, adorn me, not Latona. Give gifts to me, not Latona.” And thus the women of Thebes gave gifts to the proud queen not Latona. Chapter VII- Latona and Niobe (part 2)
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course LATIN 1001 taught by Professor Webb during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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Test 2_Chapters 6-10 - Chapter VI Latona and Niobe The Poet Ovid tells a story about the goddess Latona and about the woman Niobe Niobe the queen

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