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Tuesday, June 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
9C2 Ovid's Greatest Hits: Three Stories from the Metamorphoses Worth Teaching

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Ovid's Metamorphoses is a vast epic filled with a lot of great stories. Ovid is a highly respected poet with a style all his own. This 30-minute paper will draw your attention to three stories from the epic that capture the imagination and are particularly interesting to young minds. The stories featured in this talk will be: Pyramus and Thisbe, Echo and Narcissus, and Daedalus and Icarus. The speaker will provide you with information that will help you focus on the significance of the story, as well as the special effects of Ovid's style. These aspects will help your students understand the power of his poetry and Roman poetry in general. The speaker will say a few words also about the later reception of each story so that you can discuss the impact of each story with your students. The session is meant to be a catalyst for your own later investigation into the value of teaching Ovid to Latin students. The speaker will provide worksheets and handouts that you can manipulate for your own use in the classroom.


Ryan Sellers

Memphis University School

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Teresa Ramsby

Associate Professor of Classics, UMass Amherst

Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
San Jacinto Center Rooms 208/210

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