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Jupiter may be the most powerful of the gods, but he also a big baby. He simply has no ability to control his desires, and is constantly off chasing women left right and center. Not that he truly l...
From the attention he lavishes on telling her story – including an extended interior monologue in Book 7, it is clear that Medea is one of Ovid's favorites among his own characters. (You may...
Even though Perseus is a famous hero and all, he's a pretty one-dimensional character. We guess being a sensitive, reflective soul might not be part of the monster-killer's job description. In any...
Orpheus is the world's greatest poet and singer. As such, he is profoundly idealistic, capable of deep love, and also somewhat impractical. Orpheus's troubles start on what should be the happiest d...
Atalanta is an interesting character for many modern readers. A lot of this has to do with her ambiguous relationship to gender stereotypes. On the one hand, Atalanta does not conform to female ste...
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