- Created by: ljk
- Created on: 01-05-13 22:25
O V I D A M O R E S 3.14
The narrator (Ovid's persona) knows that his partner is unfaithful, but wishes to be blissfully ignorant of this, and pleads/orders her to pull the wool over his eyes.
This is a suasoria - a speech in which a particular course of action is advised.
The word "peccase" (sin) is repeated 5 times, a key theme, and "pudor" (shame) is also featured significantly.
infidelity - pity for the man? pathetic wishes: e.g. "concedent verbis lumina nostra tuis" (my eyes will yield to your words)
*sin - "pecasse"
shame - "pudor"
__v v| _ _ | x // ___ v v | ___v v | ___
delici|is in|ple, // stet procul | inde pu|dor!