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Metamorphosis and rape

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Feb 25, 2007, 8:27pm Top

I have a question that maybe Latin boy (CL) can address or someone else... What is the deal with the Romans and rape? Seriously, the Metamorphosis is riddled with the constant rape of woman by the gods. And then people are punished for their own rapes. Is there some nuanced way to look at this, because when I read it all I could think of was the sheer barbarism....?

Mar 11, 2007, 4:06pm Top

i'm looking into this wes. give me a few more days. i'll ask my latin prof. he's the head of classics, so he'll have plenty on it.

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