Study Guide

The Metamorphoses Allusions

By Ovid

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Literary and Philosophical References

  • Homer, the Iliad (13.162–381, 14.477). Ulysses's speech about his deeds in the Trojan War refers to many incidents from Homer's poem; it also includes details that were part of the later tradition and are not found in Homer's works.
  • Homer, the Odyssey (13.772–773, 14.70–74, 14.223–307)
  • Virgil, the Aeneid (14.75–81)
  • Pythagoras (15.75–478)

Historical References

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