The Motif of Cannibalism in the Metamorphoses and Thyestes

1§1 Passion and revenge are two themes that characterize Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Seneca’s Thyestes.  The tone in the Metamorphoses varies from grotesque to comedic to serious. Mythical tradition allows for the creation of imaginative transformations and functions as a conduit for the poet to interweave tales of passion, while touching upon the many facets of … Read moreThe Motif of Cannibalism in the Metamorphoses and Thyestes

Mary Beth Smith

The Motif of Cannibalism in the Metamorphoses and Thyestes 1¶ Passion and revenge are two themes that characterize Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Seneca’s Thyestes. The tone in the Metamorphoses varies from grotesque to comedic to serious. Mythical tradition allows for the creation of imaginative transformations and functions as a conduit for the poet to interweave tales … Read moreMary Beth Smith