Essays Tagged: "Ovid"

A comparison of The Aeneid and Metamorphoses

Both Vergil and Ovid imbedded underlying meanings in their epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses. In this paper I will ... erworld scene in Vergil's The Aeneid (lines 356 through 1199). I will also focus on three scenes in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Both epics contain a larger message about the importance of the Roman past for ... ending foretells that Rome will never achieve its full potential, yet it will achieve much. Ovid takes a different approach to his story-telling. Instead of constructing elaborate events which ...

(4 pages) 149 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

In the beginning...

ount in Genesis, probably written by Moses around 1500 B.C., and the story of creation and flood in Ovid's Metamorphosis, written somewhere between 8 and 17 A.D., have weathered the criticism and beco ... flood are well respected on their own, when compared side to side, they are drastically different. Ovid's purpose for writing the creation story is geared more towards explaining creation as it happe ...

(4 pages) 124 0 3.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This is an analysis of the poem "The Same Moon Above Us", by Pittsburgh native and current New Jersey resident Gerald Stern.

oon Above Us", the unfortunate plight of a homeless man living in NYC is compared to the despair of Ovid, one of Rome's most prolific poets during the decades immediately preceding and following the d ... ile for unknown reasons to live in a primitive town called Tomis on the Black Sea. For seven years, Ovid wrote poems of lamentation and importunate letters to the authoritarian emperor asking for forg ...

(5 pages) 121 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Explain how Andrew Marvell uses allegory and/or classical allusion to direct the reader's response to history in one or more of his civil war poems'.

lps to confirm the conveyance of feeling.This poem appears to have been written in the tradition of Ovid's pastoral allegory. Bruce King in his book Marvell's Allegorical Poetry comments:Even if we we ... g in his book Marvell's Allegorical Poetry comments:Even if we were not aware of allegorisations of Ovid and the tradition of pastoral allegory, we would be forced by the pressure of Marvell's languag ...

(5 pages) 72 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Manciple's Tale: The Journey The placement of the Manciple's Tale before the Parson's Tale is intentional on Chaucers part.

s that are common to The Canterbury Tales as a whole.Chaucer's main source for The Manciple's Tale, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and its hero, Apollo, is the first of many ironic twists that Chaucer incorpor ... meaning. The Manciple's misunderstanding between a "lemman" and "lady" discredits his attempt at providing a realistic moral. At one point, the Manciple states that "men han evere a likerous appetit/ ...

(8 pages) 41 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Metamorphoses On Broadway.

as right there, getting water splashed on me throughout the show.The play is made up of a number of Ovid's myths that are all performed separately throughout the show. All of these stories had somethi ...

(2 pages) 143 2 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What are the views and attitudes towards love as presented by Ovid compared to other first century Roman poets?

What are the views and attitudes towards love as presented by Ovid compared to other first century Roman poets?Love has in modern times, until relatively recently ... owing advice:" From this place, no one bars you; no one stops you buying what is openly for sale. Provided that you keep off married women, widows, young men and women and boys of free birth, make lov ... happiness. A woman's role in marriage was to be affectionate, supportive but most importantly to provide children. This was only followed in importance to organising the household slaves and raising ...

(53 pages) 188 1 4.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Characterization of Medea in Euripides and Ovid

The Medea by Euripides, Heroides XII: Medea to Jason by OvidBoth Fifth century B.C. playwright Euripides and Roman poet and dramatist Ovid tell the story of ... r which she is prepared to see through even if it means resorting to the most contemptible methods. Ovid, on the other hand, tells of a much less extreme figure whose humble goal is only to persuade J ... ons instead of with reason, and as a result, put themselves in regrettable situations.Euripides and Ovid present two entirely different sets of motivations for Medea's behavior which surface through h ...

(6 pages) 105 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Charles darwin natural selection

he reason he was asked to be a naturalist when he had a B.A. in theology was because he had studied Ovid, and his works. Therefore he had an excellent knowledge of the natural world as it was known up ... at the post of naturalist while aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. The idea came in part from his studies of Ovid, a ancient writer, who argued in favor of spontaneous generation, as well as other untruths. He ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

There is no doubt that both Ovid, from Imaginary Life, by David Malouf and William Wordsworth eventually come to appreciate their new surroundings. Discuss

nsequently, they modify their attitudes towards life in civilized societies. William Wordsworth and Ovid do have their similarities in that they love nature from parallel perspectives. However the app ... pproach they use in accepting their new surrounding, nature, is different.There is no doubt that Ovid, a character in David Malouf"s book "An Imaginary Life" does accept and appreciate nature, the ...

(8 pages) 94 2 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

How does the film "Pretty woman", appropriate the Pygmalion myth to reflect the context of the time in which they were composed?

tion of the society in the time of which they were composed. The Pygmalion myth was from a story in Ovid's "Metamorphoses". During the time when the myth was derived, the nature of the persona was str ...

(5 pages) 90 0 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


beautiful woman. The Pygmalion story written by George Bernard Shaw derives from the famous myth by Ovid's Metamorphoses, in which Pygmalion, disgusted by the loose and shameful lives of the women of ... e unifying theme of these myths is some kind of transformation. Clearly in understanding Shaw's and Ovid's texts one can understand differences and similarities invoked in them.In Shaw's Pygmalion he ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

le, while upgrading themselves.The following myth first told by one of the greatest Latin poets, Ovid (43 BC-AD 18) "The Story of Echo and Narcissus" retold by Edith Hamilton serves to demonstrate ... or transference and self-object transference emerge. This will only happen when the therapist can provide a strong sense of validation to the narcissist allowing the narcissist to recall his injured c ...

(14 pages) 186 0 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Dante's Inferno by Dante

should he or she really be there? For example, while placing the great poets such as Homer, Horace, Ovid and Lucan in the first circle of hell, he does not question whether or not it was these poets' ...

(1 pages) 43 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Presence of Titus in Our Modern Society

t some of the sources for Titus to be Euripides' Hecuba, Seneca's Tyestes and Troades, and parts of Ovid and Plutarch ( Earlier I described the play as an 'apprent ...

(14 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The State of Nature: An imagined utopian community slipping into Dystopia (Great Introduction)

necessarily as an artificial construction, built upon a system of law ensuring the rights of and providing for the individual. Others, such as Ovid in his vision of the Golden Age, and more radically ... soil and abundant timber. As with industry, these resources are managed by the state and labor is provided through job placement, following the same formula as in the industrial zone.The State of Natu ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The History of William Shakespeare

e world and human psychology did not come fromt he streets, but from the writing of Seneca, Cicero, Ovid and Virgil. Shakspeare married at age 18 to Ann Hathwey of Stratford, who was eight years older ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Women in Ancient Times based on Ovid's "The Art of Love" and Paul's Corinthians.

ose examination, Paul actually expects more of women than men which suggest their superiority while Ovid also includes women as an equal reader.Paul views women as inferior because he places men on a ... other way around which makes it seems as though women do not have the right to do anything.Although Ovid gives advice for men and women on how to stay in love, the advice is very different. Ovid views ...

(4 pages) 20 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Discuss the ways in which your chosen texts (Shaw's "Pygmalion" and Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea") exploit the traditions and conventions of their genre both formally and in terms of content.

of truisms and commonplacesupside down.'The mythical inspiration behind this play can be found in 'Ovid's Metamorphoses'a 'collection of myths,' and tells the story of Pygmalion, a sculpture, who'sco ... mancipation Act.' This allows the reader to gain a fuller understanding of the situation and also provides vital background information. Throughout the novel new characters and information are reveale ...

(7 pages) 205 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shakespeare's Life

nd lesse Greek". More importantly, in the Grammar School Shakespeare got in touch with the works of Ovid, Plautus and Terence, and with the Roman history, and all this was to serve as inspiration for ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare