EROGENOUS ORGANS: THE METAMORPHOSIS OF POLYPHEMUS' SYRINX IN OVID, METAMORPHOSES 13.784*

@article{Creese2009EROGENOUSOT,
  title={EROGENOUS ORGANS: THE METAMORPHOSIS OF POLYPHEMUS' SYRINX IN OVID, METAMORPHOSES 13.784*},
  author={David Creese},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={2009},
  volume={59},
  pages={562 - 577}
}
  • David Creese
  • Published 23 November 2009
  • Art
  • The Classical Quarterly
In the penultimate episode of Metamorphoses 13 (719–897), Ovid presents his reader with the image of a Cyclops in love; it is not a pretty sight, nor is there a happy outcome. Many modern readers have noted the ways in which Ovid’s treatment of the besotted Polyphemus involves both a parody of pastoral love themes, and also a oneupmanship towards his principal literary models.1 In this paper I shall argue that one of Ovid’s methods is a musical metamorphosis. 
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