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What's up with all the Christian allusions in the Metamorphoses?
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What's up with all the Christian allusions in the Bible?
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>>12763370
Could be the translation no? Check out the latin text for reference
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>>12763370
Why would you want to read the Metamorphoses in some dated as fuck Old English translation?
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>>12763442
It's the events not the wording.
>son of Apollo is made a man
>he cures the sick and even raises the dead
>he is killed
>he comes back divine
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>>12763459
>he thinks this is a christian reference
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>>12763370

Ovid was a Christian.
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>>12763459
You are going to be in for a surprise when you read the ancient Mesopotamian texts!
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>>12763456
Why would I read the Metamorphoses in some boring af scholarly translation?
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Melville's translation is best if you must read a translation
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The translation looks old, during the middle ages and onto the Renaissance, a lot of classic texts were merged into Christianity and somethings that were similar to Christian texts were blown out of proportion, such as Vergil's 4th eclogue.
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>>12763534
It's not the translation
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there are christian allusions in most great literature. what do you think the west was built on?
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>>12763456
>Old English
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Have you read Hesiod's Theogony? The section where everything becoming its opposite seems like it was directly transcribed into the Bible.
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>>12763573
Whoops, Works and Days 170
"Thereafter, would that I were not among the men of the fifth generation, but either had died before or been born afterwards. For now truly is a race of iron, and men never rest from labour and sorrow by day, and from perishing by night; and the gods shall lay sore trouble upon them. But, notwithstanding, even these shall have some good mingled with their evils. And Zeus will destroy this race of mortal men also when they come to have grey hair on the temples at their birth (6). The father will not agree with his children, nor the children with their father, nor guest with his host, nor comrade with comrade; nor will brother be dear to brother as aforetime. Men will dishonour their parents as they grow quickly old, and will carp at them, chiding them with bitter words, hard-hearted they, not knowing the fear of the gods. They will not repay their aged parents the cost their nurture, for might shall be their right: and one man will sack another's city. There will be no favour for the man who keeps his oath or for the just or for the good; but rather men will praise the evil-doer and his violent dealing. Strength will be right and reverence will cease to be; and the wicked will hurt the worthy man, speaking false words against him, and will swear an oath upon them. Envy, foul-mouthed, delighting in evil, with scowling face, will go along with wretched men one and all. And then Aidos and Nemesis (7), with their sweet forms wrapped in white robes, will go from the wide-pathed earth and forsake mankind to join the company of the deathless gods: and bitter sorrows will be left for mortal men, and there will be no help against evil."
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>>12763629
what part of the bible mirrors this? Is this from Ecclesiastes?
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>>12763506
Read it in latin, ypu philistine.
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>>12764964
I can't read Latin and I don't plan on studying it in the near future.



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