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Ancient myth and modern culture Pyramus and Thisbe, a love story without an happy ending.

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1 Ancient myth and modern culture Pyramus and Thisbe, a love story without an happy ending

2 Ovids myth Pyramus and Tisbe grew up together. (from Pollon) Waterhouse, Thysbe Thisbe is talking to Pyramus thought a break in the wall because she couldnt meet him

3 Hans Baldung Griens Pyramus and Thisbe Gregorio Paganis Pyramus and Thisbe Pyramus and Thysbe,pompei casa di octavio: Pyramus seems killed by a lioness but it is not true. The tragic end

4 The myth in the literature Italian: 12 th century - Tristano e Isotta 14 th century - Boccaccios De mulieribus claris 15 th century - Masuccio Salernitanos Il Novellino (Mariotto e Ganozza) English: 16 th century - Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Nights Dream Dutch: There are a lot of rewritings of the story, like from Dirk Potter and Charivarius.

5 Nothing else matters Trust I seek and I find in you Every day for us something new Open mind for a different view And nothing else matters Never care for what they say Never care for games they play Never care for what they do Never care for what they know And I know Metallica

6 Tristan/Tristano and Isolde/Isotta -the two lovers can only be together by death -no official author -the story was very influential in the Middle Ages

7 A sad love story in the Chinese culture - Butterfly lovers - A famous Chinese legend - Set in the Eastern Jin Dynasty

8 In conclusion we have learnt that myths can deal with topics that are always actual, for instance, love. <3 By Nicola, Midas, Casper, Leon, Riccardo, Michele


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