Monthly Archives: December 2017

Ovid: metamorphic jewels

19 Apr 2018 […] VIx bene CAstaliO CadmUS descENderat ANtro *INcusTOdiTAM lenTE videt IRe iuvENcam* NUllum SERvitiI SignUM cervICe gerENtem […] Ovid., Met., III.14-16 …why do I find it interesting? Because the metric, in particular the line in the middle, movingly mirrors the meaning like great music. Ovid’s exametres – like those of Homer or […]