Today we began looking at Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Click here to download a copy to iBooks. Written around the year 8, it is a collection of stories that all focus on the the idea of transformation and change. As we discussed in class, sometimes the changes are physical. and other times they run a little deeper.
In class we read the story of Daphne & Apollo. We also examined this famous statue based on the story. In this case the transformation was obvious: Daphne turned into a tree.
For homework tonight, please read the story of Pyramus & Thisbe. You’ll find it in Book IV of The Metamorphosis. Please read the following sections:
Bk IV:55-92 Arsippe tells the story of Pyramus and Thisbe
Bk IV:93-127 The death of Pyramus
Bk IV:128-166 The death of Thisbe
When you finish, please email me your response to the following question:
How is the theme of transformation and change reflected in the story of Pyramus & Thisbe?
Make sure you send your answer *p