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Echo and Narcissus – Ovid’s Metamorphoses – ancient Rome

By |2017-09-03T22:56:13+00:00September 3rd, 2017|Literature, Romans|

Narcissus and his pond (Third Style Roman painting from Pompeii, about 79 AD) This is a story we know mainly because Ovid wrote it down in his poem, the Metamorphoses. It's a traditional Greek story - there are illustrations from Greek vase painting about 500 BC. But Ovid's is the best known version. In this story, Narcissus was [...]