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OVID The Invasion of Troy Book Twelve
OVID’S TRANSITION In the previous story, we learn about Aesacus and his love for Hesperia Aesacus follows her as she runs through the forest, but she is bit by a serpent Aesacus feels guilty for her death, flings himself from a cliff Tethys does not allow him to die He is transformed into a bird, Mergus, or The Submerger
OVID’S TRANSITION Priam mourns Aesacus’ death not knowing he is now a bird, his sons go to the tomb to bring sacrifice, all except Paris Paris is the reason for the Trojan War, because of his love for Helen
HELEN Helen is the daughter of Zeus and Leda, when Zeus visits her as a swan All men wanted to marry Helen, Menelaus is chosen, and therefore becomes King of Sparta
Paris’s Decision Paris was told to decide who the fairest was of Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera He chose Aphrodite and was therefore granted Helen
PARIS AND HELEN Paris then takes Helen back with him to Troy Obviously this is going to anger Meneleus since he was married to Helen Meneleus and Agamemnon gather troops for war
A SIGN The men see a Blue-Green Serpent The serpent goes up a tree toward a nest that held eight birds The serpent killed the mother as well as her eight children Calchas sees the meaning, claiming that the Greeks will win the war However, he says that the war will last for nine years, since that was the number of the birds The serpent was then changed to stone, in the form of a twining serpent
SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA Virgin blood must satisfy the virgin goddess’ anger Iphigenia was to be sacrificed because they believed Neptune would spare the city of Troy since he had built its walls Diana yielded when Iphigenia was at the alter, and a deer was left in her place Ocean subsided
Rumor’s Dwelling “Countless entrances, thousands on thousands, And never a door to close them.” Everything that comes into this palace is repeated. No quiet or silence “Lies and truth, confused, confusing.” She searches the world for news. Since she is Rumor, she tells the Trojans that the Greeks are coming, allowing them to prepare for the conflict
Beginning of Battle Protesilaus is the first killed by the arrow of Hector Greeks were hurt in the earlier fighting Hector did not meet Cygnus, son of Neptune, until the tenth year Achilles’s spear cannot hurt Cygnus Tenth layer kept the spear from harming him. Achilles is very frustrated with this, to make sure there was nothing defective with the spear, he threw it at Menoetes and it killed him. Achilles then gets down and fights Cygnus with sword, but is unable to do him any harm.
Cygnus Cygnus is turned into a bird when Achilles is trying to choke him Nepture changed him into a bird during this time to save him from death. Now a constellation.
TRUCE As the men begin to discuss the battle, the main topic was Cygnus and the fact that he could not be harmed. Nestor continues by stating that long ago, there was another like Cygnus, by the name of Caeneus of Thessaly who also could not be harmed.
Caeneus of Thessaly Born a Woman Achilles begs to be told the story of Caeneus Nestor states that he cannot remember all of the details because he is now in his third hundred year…
Caeneus Began as Caenis, daughter of Elatus Raped by Neptune, but then she asked to be turned into a male so that she would not be raped again. Neptune also added that no man be able to hurt him.