Due Friday, 12/9:
1) In what ways does Ovid put a distinctly Roman spin on traditional Greek epics and “history”? What does Ovid choose to highlight in these episodes – specifically in contrast to works like The Odyssey – and how do these emphases contribute to an overall Roman theme?
Due Monday, 12/12
2) Revisit your lists/categories of the types of transformations Ovid depicts in this epic. Are there any categories or elements of these transformations that predominate in Book XIV? Why do you think these trends exist, and how do they unify these different episodes?