May 3 | Ovid’s Metamorphoses Books 1 – 5 Tuesdays
The Roman poet Ovid’s masterful work Metamorphoses weaves together over 200 of the most famous myths of the Greeks and Romans into a flowing poetic tapestry that pulsates with energy, wit, sensuality and sensitivity. This is the first seminar in a three-part series reading the Metamorphoses. Part 1 will read Books 1 – 5 of the poem.
When: Six weekly sessions on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, starting May 3, 2022.
Duration: 2 1/4 hours per session, with a short break mid-way.
Cost: C$350 plus 13% HST (approx. US$275 plus 13% HST)
Group Size: 12-participant limit
How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are not recorded. See full conditions at the bottom of this page.
All seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at time of purchase. If you would like to apply your Toronto Pursuits 2020 deposit to this seminar, please contact us.
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Mark Cwik is the education manager for Classical Pursuits. He is a longtime Toronto Pursuits and trip leader and has been an organizer of adult great books discussion groups for 25 years. He specializes in literature from the ancient, mythic and religious world. His recent Classical Pursuits seminars include Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil’s Aeneid, the Women of Greek Drama, the Poetry of Sappho, and the Gods of the Greeks. Mark lives in London, England.
Metamorphoses, by Ovid, translated by Stanley Lombardo, introduction by W. R. Johnson
(Hackett Publishing, 2010)
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The Roman poet Ovid’s masterful work Metamorphoses weaves together over 200 of the most famous myths of the Greeks and Romans. Pulsating with energy, wit, sensuality and sensitivity, his epic poetic tapestry envisions the history of the cosmos as an unbroken and intertwining stream that stretches from the creation of the world to the rise of the Caesars. Ovid’s ever-flowing narrative explores life’s many changes, from the intimacies—and violence—of human love and desire, to the global scale of destruction and renewal.
This is Part 1 in a three-part seminar series reading the Metamorphoses. Part 1 will read Books 1 – 5, including Ovid’s stories of the Creation and the Flood, the Four Ages of humankind, Jupiter and Io, Apollo and Daphne, Diana and Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Perseus and Andromeda, and Demeter and Persephone.
We are also offering Ovid I on Wednesday evenings starting March 23, 2022. To register for that section, please visit this page.
“Everything changes, nothing dies: the spirit wanders, arriving here or there, and occupying whatever body it pleases.”
All online seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at the time of purchase; no retroactive discounts will be issued.
All seminars are subject to minimum enrollment of 7 participants. Click the link for full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars.
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Image credit: Robert Lefèvre, Pauline as Daphne Fleeing from Apollo, c. 1810. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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