Is Caesar underrepresented in the Metamorphoses?

Julius Caesar may not have ever been an emperor in Rome but he was revered as being an even more important figure. One of the last stories in the Metamorphoses is entirely about how Caesar has become a god. I find it interesting how Ovid barely mentions much about Caesar’s military conquests and how important … Continue reading Is Caesar underrepresented in the Metamorphoses?

Polyphemus’ Rage: The Prequel

Men in the Greek world have a long history of making rash decisions without thinking that often end really badly and commonly with bloodshed. One big example that immediately comes to mind is Paris kidnapping Helen of Troy which led to a ten year long war which led to the fall of Troy, causing all … Continue reading Polyphemus’ Rage: The Prequel