Tag Archives: Ovid’s Metamorphoses

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 forgets the advice of his father, and … Continue reading

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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 attended her in the chase. But … Continue reading

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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 the fields of art and science … Continue reading

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