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if only I’d offered my maidenhood up to the love of Apollo

Ovid manipulates the story of The Aeneid so that certain elements of the story are underplayed and certain elements are inserted into his new account of the story. In The Metamorpheses, there is an added description of Sibyll’s past. Sibyll … finish reading if only I’d offered my maidenhood up to the love of Apollo

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Yet destiny wouldn’t allow Troy’s hopes

Ovid has completely ‘transformed’ the story of Aeneas in "Metamorphoses". It is as though so-called historic significance of "The Aeneid" was of little importance to him. Perhaps what Ovid was trying to accomplish by putting Aenea’s journey in the background … finish reading Yet destiny wouldn’t allow Troy’s hopes

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Metamorphoses Instructor Question

 Find in the Metamorphoses a passage in which you see Ovid (obliquely or explicitly) evoking a detail or scene from The Aeneid in a particularly interesting way. Focus on a word or phrase in this passage and consider the significance … finish reading Metamorphoses Instructor Question

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