Week One Notes
Week One Notes ITAL 150
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ltal 150 Cultural Legacies of Italy Week One Sprezzatura Essay 7One Ovid s Metamorphoses 0 Influential on subsequent European literature Shakespeare alludes to Pyramus and Thisby in a Midsummer Night s Dream painting Peter Paul Reubens and sculptures Sebastiano Ricci s sculpture depicting Phaethon and Bernini s sculpture depicting Apollo and Daphne 0 Recounts major Greek myths had been almost entirely lost preserves roman lore and includes Near East Stories Ovid was fascinated by relations of sexes nature of desire and rationalizations people use symbolic treatment of passions Divided into 15 books Poem of hexameter lines Theme transformation of humans and instability of natural things Ovid was exiled by emperor and died in exile Metamorphoses Books I and 2 0 Book One world destroyed by water The Creation organized chaos The Four Ages 1 Golden Age no law cherished of own will Silver now winter grain planted houses built 2 3 Bronze aggressive instincts 4 Iron trickery slyness violence desire of having B i L quot 39A I V I F 1 I 39 I 7 4r 0 Book Two world destroyed by fire The Story of Phaethon Two main concepts to analyze 1 shows how Ovid s story is timeless classic and portable 2 ancient ways of writing about psychology Summary a story highlighting human characteristic of greed and negative outcomes that arise Back story prove he is the son of Phoebus the sun god because of peer Epaphus doubting it Why does he want to drive his father s chariot adolescent male rebeling What happens when Phaethon tries to take on his father s 4 0 4 he regrets deeigien i A r39lr L1 6775 hr quot ltquot a gx Rash boon motif The Phaethon myth is lasting because it means different things at different times in different places to different readers Antiquity explores issues of self and other of interior life of psychic and social wholeness using a different set of tools image metaphor symbol Modernity tends towards detailed elaborations Metamorphoses Books 3 and 6 0 Book 3 The Story of Echo and Narcissus Echo clingy became vulnerable fast Narcissus was the maker of his own defeat his self love and lack of respect for others led to his downfall 0 Book 6 The Story of Tereus Proone and Phiomea s v quot 39A I V I F 1 I 39 I 7 4r