Dangerous Beauty: The Impact of Gender in Two Abduction Myths: A Lesson Plan
Target Audience:This lesson is intended for advanced readers of Latin
Students Will Be Able To: analyze the impact of gender in the abduction myths of Persephone (Ovid, Metamorphoses V.385-408) & Hylas (Propertius, Eleg. I.20)
· How does gender impact Greco-Roman myths of abduction and assault?
· How does Greco-Roman literature treat the theme of beauty as a curse?
· What can we learn by comparing different cultures’ perspectives on gender and violence?