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Unit 3 surveys stories of erotic pathos: Daphne, Pyramus & Thisbe, Tereus, and Myrrha.

These tales illustrate the dangers and transformative potential of desire, and invite the reader to consider the place of eros in an epic poem.

  Tuesday, March 20
  Due
 

-- Apollo & Daphne: Met. 1.452–473; 490–516
-- Hexameter drill 5

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Pursuing women

  Thursday, March 22
  Due
 

-- Apollo & Daphne: Met. 1.525–567
-- Fantham 2004, chapter 6

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Transforming women
-- Discussion: Smith

  Saturday, March 24
  Due
 

-- Quiz 2 (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, March 27
  Due
 

-- Pyramus & Thisbe: Met. 4.55–115

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Ovid as love poet

  Thursday, March 29
  Due
 

-- Pyramus & Thisbe: Met. 4.115–166

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Ovid as tragedian

  Saturday, March 31
  Due
  -- Project: Annotated biblio (11:00 p.m.)
  Tuesday, April 3
  Due
 

-- Tereus, Procne, & Philomela: Met. 6.519–562
-- Hexameter drill 6

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Reading Ovid's rapes

  Thursday, April 5
  Due
 

-- Tereus, Procne, & Philomela:  Met. 6.563–600
-- Fantham 2004, chapter 5

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Discussion: Miller

  Tuesday, April 10
  Due
 

-- Tereus, Procne, & Philomela: Met. 6.629–674
-- Hexameter drill 7

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Roman violence
-- Sign up for Project rough draft meetings
-- Quiz 3 posted

  Thursday, April 12
  No class today!
 

-- Use this time to complete your Project rough drafts

  Saturday, April 14
  Due
  -- Project: Rough draft (11:00 p.m.)
  Tuesday, April 17
  Due
 

-- Myrrha: Met. 10.298–310; 321–355
-- Hexameter drill 8

   
  Topics for today
 

-- The pathos of love

  Thursday, April 19
  Due
 

-- Myrrha: Met. 10.368–388; 446–468
-- Fantham 2004, chapter 9

   
  Topics for today
 

-- Discussion: Gross

  Saturday, April 21
  Due
 

-- Quiz 3 (11:00 p.m.)

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