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Unformatted text preview: Theban Saga-43BCE 17CE-Roman poet who wrote on many topics, including love, abandoned women and mythological transformations-Ranked along side Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature-His poetry, much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, had a decisive influence on European art and literature for centuries -Ovid made use of wide range of meters o The Metamorphoses was written in dactylic hexameter o Generally considered a great master of the elegiac couplet-Banished by Augustus in 8 BCE (obviously contemporary of Augustus and Vergil also of Horace)-Early Theban History o Jupiter and Europa Crete o Cadmus Follow the cow A heifer is a female cow that hasnt given birth before Slay the dragon Sow the teeth Spartoi (sown men) Found Thebes o Pentheus & Bacchus (Dionysus) Orgy (sacred rights)...
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