Sexual Assault in Ovid

Ovid’s Metamorphoses contains numerous account of sexual assault and rape of both women and men. These assaults are an integral part of his poem and explain the beginnings of amongst other things: trees, and flowers and birds. The poem is considered as a thing of beauty by some but as a damning indictment of the misogynistic culture of ancient literature and parts of modern scholarship.

This course will look at the way in which some of these assaults are presented in the poem and the role they play in moving the narrative forward from a literary point of view. There will also be a discussion the call from some academics to ban the study of the Metamorphoses.

 


Sexual Assault in Ovid
Ovid’s Metamorphoses contains numerous account of sexual assault and rape of both omen and men. This course will look at the way in which some of these assaults are presented in the poem and the role they play in moving the narrative forward from a literary point of view. There will also be a discussion the call from some academics to ban the study of the Metamorphoses.
Price: £35.00

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