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Unit 2 is devoted to the tales of Lycaon, Actaeon, Arachne, and Erysichthon, each of whom runs afoul of the gods.

All of these stories illustrate a common function of metamorphosis in Ovid, namely metamorphosis as punishment, whether deserved or not.

  Tuesday, February 13
  Due
 

-- Lycaon: Met. 1.163–205
-- Hexameter drill 2

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Jupiter the August

  Thursday, February 15
  Due
 

-- Lycaon: Met. 1.209–213; 218–243

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Theodicy (divine justice)

  Saturday, February 17
  Due
 

-- Quiz 1 (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, February 20
  Due
 

-- Actaeon: Met. 3.155–205

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Landscape and the gaze

   
  Tonight:
 

-- The David H. Porter Classical World Lecture
-- Davis Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.

-- Andrea Eis on Penelope's Odyssey

  Thursday, February 22
  Due
 

-- Actaeon: Met. 3.206–255
-- Fantham 2004, chapter 2

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Epic catalogs
-- Discussion: Heath

  Tuesday, February 27
  Due
 

-- Arachne: Met. 6.37–52; 70–102
-- Hexameter drill 3

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Art and artists

  Thursday, March 1
  Due
 

-- Arachne: Met. 6.103–145

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Ekphrasis

  Saturday, March 3
  Due
  -- Project: Biblio 1 (11:00 p.m.)
  Tuesday, March 6
  Due
 

-- Erysichthon: Met. 8.741–784
-- Hexameter drill 4

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Ovidian deities

  Thursday, March 8
  Due
 

-- Erysichthon: Met. 8.799–808; 814–842; 875–878
-- Fantham 2004, chapter 4

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Discussion: Taylor
-- Quiz 2 posted

  Tuesday, March 13
  Spring Break
 

-- No classes held

  Thursday, March 15
  Spring Break
 

-- No classes held

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