Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Lesson Plan: Dangerous Beauty: The Impact of Gender in the Abduction Myths of Hylas and Persephone

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)

Essential Questions

·         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?