Tagged: Ovid’s Metamorphoses

The Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1558

Daedalus and Icarus

The myth of Daedalus and Icarus tells the story of Dædalus, a master craftsman, who escaped exile on the island of Crete by making wings for himself and his son Icarus. Disaster happens, when Icarus...

Echo and Narcissus by Ovid

Echo and Narcissus by Ovid

The Story of Echo and Narcissus From Metamorphoses by Ovid Echo was a beautiful nymph, fond of the woods and hills, where she devoted herself to woodland sports. She was a favourite of Diana, and...

Poetry by Shakespeare Contemporaries

Poetry by Shakespeare Contemporaries

Context Readings in Poetry for Shakespeare’s Plays Shakespeare lived in a time of enormous creativity and social transformation. The boundaries of the known world had been stretched by exploration of the New World, and...