Feb. 20th, 2008

The Flood

Feb. 20th, 2008 11:16 pm
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Many cultures have giant flood stories. Noah and his Ark, of course, is one. I have read several others. Thus far in my reading, no one does it better than Ovid in the "Metamorphoses."

One of my favorite moments, from the translation by Charles Martin:

"The Nereids marvel at the sight of the groves,
cities, and dwelling places all submerged,
while dolphins take possession of the woods
and shake the lofty branches of the oak
as they brush by."

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