Caesar Salad July 2014

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1. Ovid teaches his readers how to chase girls , literally... “nympha, precor, Penei, mane! non insequor hostis; “Nymph, daughter of Peneus, wait! I pray! I am not following you like a stalker; nympha, mane! sic agna lupum, sic cerva leonem, nymph, wait! This is how a lamb lees from a wolf, how a stag lees from a lion, sic aquilam penna fugiunt trepidante columbae, how doves with a trembling wing lee from an eagle, hostes quaeque suos: amor est mihi causa sequendi! each has its own predator: Love is my reason for following you! me miserum! ne prona cadas indignave laedi O, woe is me! I’m scared that you might fall down or that thorns might mark crura notent sentes et sim tibi causa doloris! ” your legs which don’t deserve to be hurt and that I might be the cause of your pain!” Metamorphoses Book 1, Lines 504 - 509 moderatius, oro, curre... moderatius insequar ipse.” Top 5 Ovid Moments Ovid’s Metamorphoses is the unseen poetry currently studied for A2 Latin, but perhaps studied is not the right word. You fin d yourself laughing at Ovid’s jokes, mourning along with the characters over their losses, imagining the vivid places described , picking sides in heated arguments and then being shocked by the malignity or the ingenuity of revenge. 2. Niobe’s ruin … The indignant goddess Leto has called upon her daughter and son, Phoebus and Phoebe (Apollo and Diana), to exact revenge on Niobe who has angered Leto by injuring her pride. Now, Niobe has already lost her seven sons and then six daughters…. ultima restabat; quam toto corpore mater, One daughter was left; whom Niobe was protecting with her whole body, tota veste tegens 'unam minimamque relinque! her whole dress, she shouted: “Leave me at least one! de multis minimam posco' clamavit 'et unam.' I beg at least one from the many.” dumque rogat, pro qua rogat, occidit: orba resedit While she was begging, he killed the daughter on whose behalf she begged: childless, she sunk back down exanimes inter natos natasque virumque among her lifeless sons and daughters and deriguitque malis; she became stiff with the evils of men. By Harmony Chan 3. Devious revenge… In a contest between Pan and Phoebus (a.k.a. Apollo), the mountain god Tmolus awards Phoebus “Musician of the Year” and everyone agrees. However, King Midas, being awkward, criticises the judgement of the god. Phoebus punishes Midas… nec Delius aures Nor did Apollo humanam stolidas patitur retinere iguram, allow his ears to keep their human shape, sed trahit in spatium villisque albentibus inplet but he stretches them out and ills them with shaggy hair instabilesque imas facit et dat posse moveri: He makes the bottom of the ears free and made it possible for them to move: cetera sunt hominis, partem damnatur in unam The rest of him was human, but he was condemned in one part only induiturque aures lente gradientis aselli. And he is forced to wear the ears of a slow moving ass. Metamorphoses Book 11, Lines 174 - 179

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