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
Irrational decisions from an arrogant man
Throughout various myths that we have read men have proven to be arrogant and very prideful. There are various heroes that are known for achieving difficult tasks and one that many people know without reading much about it is the story of Hercules and his twelve labors. Hercules was tasked to do things like kill … Continue reading Irrational decisions from an arrogant man