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.”

Loss of the ability to speak.


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