On the prophetic:

“In the last lines of the Metamorphoses, Ovid boldly claims that he too will become immortal through the eternal fame of his poem. After two millennia, in a changed world that even Ovid could not have imagined, his boast turns out to have been prophetic.”

-Sara Myers on Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

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Sara Myers: New Introduction to Ovid’s Metamorphoses:

“Many metamorphoses involve the loss of the most characteristic feature of humanity, the ability to speak: Io is reduced to mooing, Echo to repetition. Metamorphosis also operates as actualized metaphor: Anaxarete is the proverbial hardhearted mistress; impervious to the entreaties of her would-be lover, she is literally turned to stone.”

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Loss of the ability to speak.

2009.

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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