Lessons from Ovid’s Famous Poem

ovidThe Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem written by Ovid toward the beginning of our era. In Book XV, we get to hear from Pythagoras who lived in the 6th century B.C. In verses 146-159, Pythagoras, who seems to possess some sort of divine powers in this epic, reveals the mysteries of the world as he sits on Atlas’ shoulders and looks down on humanity.  He is astounded by our fear of death. He reassures us by explaining how our bodies can feel no pain after death even if … [Read More]