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This project deals with the under- and misrepresentation of female characters in Greek and Roman myths, where women were often portrayed as eithe… Read More
This project deals with the under- and misrepresentation of female characters in Greek and Roman myths, where women were often portrayed as either disempowered or mad, frequently even monstrous. It's a reinterpretation of twelve of these stories, and an attempt at reappropriation. Read Less
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The Roman poet Ovid wrote an epic by the name of Metamorphoses, weaving together various Greek, Roman, and older myths into one reasonably cohesive narrative. Its general theme is, unsurprisingly, metamorphosis; physical transformation as the last and most powerful expression of some sort of internal sea change.

This project deals with the under- and misrepresentation of the epic's female characters, who are portrayed as either disempowered or mad, frequently even monstrous. It's a reinterpretation of these twelve stories, and an attempt at reappropriation.



(Inorder: Galatea, Echo, Caenis, Semele, Scylla, Arachne, Charybdis,Procne & Philomela, Salmacis, Circe, Ceres, Proserpine.)