Ovid Book 1

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The Creation (story)
What happens: The earth is made from chaos: A CRUDE UNSTRUCTURED MASS. Conflict: COLD WITH THE HOT Order of creation: 1. SEVERED EARTH FROM THE SKY 2.PARTED SEA FROM LAND 3.DISENTANGLED ELEMENTS 4.GREAT SPHERE 5.water 6.tracts 7.winds 8.animals 9.man
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The Creation (themes and importance)
Main metamorphoses, without which noting would have happened. Importance: highlights one of the reasons why metamorphoses happen; As an explanation for the existence of an object (i.e the world in this case)
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The Four Ages (story)
Ovid tells us about the different ages;Gold:WITHOUT LAWS OR ENFORCEMENT,ARTS OF PEACE ARBUTUS FRUIT RIVERS OF MILK.Silver:4 seasons, CORN WAS SOWN. Bronze:NOT VILE TO THE CORE. Iron:ALIEN OCEAN, GRIM WAR, ABANDON BLOOD DRENCHED EARTH
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The Four Ages (themes and importance)
Use of metals shows the value of age, (gold is more valuable than silver), and it depicts the era as well, gold: yellow-warm, silver: grey-colder, seasons entered.
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The Giants (story)
Giants wanted to have the throne of heaven so they built a pathway up to the stars,
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The Giants (themes and importance)
People being punished for their impiety, and existence of new race of humans. Quotes: ALMIGHTY JUPITER, LIGHTNING BOLTS TO SHATTER OLYMPUS
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Lycaon (story and themes)
Lycaon, extremely inhospitable, plans to kill Jupiter: but also, killed guest and roasted him to serve to Jupiter-god of hospitality. Lycaon turned into wolf (Reflection of personality+impiety)Jove decides to destroy entire race and create a new one.
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Lycaon's metamorphoses:
HIS VOICE BROKE INTO AN ECHOING HOWL, MURDEROUS LONGINGS WERE TURNED ON THE CATTLE, STILL..POSSESSED BY BLOODLUST, SHAGGY COAT, ARMS INTO LEGS, same GRIZZLED HAIR, WILD EXPRESSION, BLAZING EYES, BESTIAL IMAGE
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The Flood
Jup's way of punishing human race, very powerful: NEPTUNE HIMSELF STRUCK THE EARTH, TORRENTS. unreal imagery; dolphins in the woods. Theme: impiety
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Deucalion and Pyrrha
2 people left MORE GOD FEARING WOMAN, MORE RIGHTMINDED MAN, BOTH OF THEM GUILTLESS IN SIN AND DEVOUT IN THEIR WORSHIP. they go to delphi, told to throw bones of mother over shoulders,confusion but new race :)theme: piety, loving relationship
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Python
heat from sun causes moisture to heat up and mud to expand. Python, killed by Apollo and in it were BLACK GUSHES OF VENOM, Pythian games in honour of Apollo
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Daphne
Apollo mocks Cupid for playing with GROWN UP WEAPONS.Cupid's revenge, Apollo:GOLD SHARP BRUGHT POINTED, Daphne: BLUNT & WEIGHED WITH LEAD.Fleeing from A,R.peneus changed into laurel.Themes:Love, explanation Quote:FLIGHT MADE HER ALL THE MORE LOVELY
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Io(1)
Io, STEALTHILY RAPED by Jupiter, was turned into a SNOW-WHITE HEIFFER, to avoid the wrath of Juno. Argus is in charge of Io,Mercury sent to save her. Quote: INNOCENT NECK WITH A HALTER, KISSING HER FATHER'S HANDS. Themes: love, jealousy
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Pan and Syrinx (Digression)
similer to daphne, syrinx a naiad is pursued by Pan. modelled herself on diana, therefore chaste. R.ladon, turned into marsh reeds. Pan BOUND SOME REEDS OF UNEQUAL LENGTH WITH A COATING OF WAX - syrinx/panpipes.
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Io (2)
Argus is killed by Mercury, 100 eyes given SETTING LIKE SPARKLING JEWELS in the feathers of peacock her bird. Juno haunts Io, Jup placates Juno and Io tranformed back into nymph, but GLOWING BEAUTY survived.
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Phaethon
Phaethon teased by Ephaphus, saying he's not actually sun god's son. Mother tells him to go to the sun god himself.
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Main metamorphoses, without which noting would have happened. Importance: highlights one of the reasons why metamorphoses happen; As an explanation for the existence of an object (i.e the world in this case)

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The Creation (themes and importance)

Card 3

Front

Ovid tells us about the different ages;Gold:WITHOUT LAWS OR ENFORCEMENT,ARTS OF PEACE ARBUTUS FRUIT RIVERS OF MILK.Silver:4 seasons, CORN WAS SOWN. Bronze:NOT VILE TO THE CORE. Iron:ALIEN OCEAN, GRIM WAR, ABANDON BLOOD DRENCHED EARTH

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Card 4

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Use of metals shows the value of age, (gold is more valuable than silver), and it depicts the era as well, gold: yellow-warm, silver: grey-colder, seasons entered.

Back

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Card 5

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Giants wanted to have the throne of heaven so they built a pathway up to the stars,

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