Metamorphoses Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* The novel begins with Ovid evoking the gods, asking them to inspire his work.

* The novel then progresses from the time of creation to present day. An unnamed creator first separates the land from the sea and light air from heavy air. He soon realizes that with all these new spaces, he needs creatures to inhabit them and creates animals, stars, and man.

* The novel then explains four eras of time - the Gold Age when all creatures trusted each other, worked well together, and were fruitful. The Silver Age - when creatures began to toil, things were no longer bountiful in the land and creatures had to work for what they needed.

* Those ages were followed by the Bronze Age, when the first wars began to break out, but there was still...

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