Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 2 months ago

Ovid's poem Metamorphoses seems to have been very popular.?

Why might a poem about people changing into trees and flowers and birds and such engage the attention of educated Romans, and indeed us, still, nowadays?

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    It's really a catalogue of the mythology of Roman culture and is closely tied to the multiple gods of Roman and Greek civilization.  Think of it as almost biblical in a sense.  The Romans worshipped many gods and their beliefs around those myths were as sincere as those of any modern religion. Ovid presents those myths as a great story teller in poetic form. 

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Possibly because it is quite erotic.

  • 2 months ago

    cause they liked that poem

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