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dc.contributor.advisorHejduk, Julia
dc.contributor.authorElnaggar, Suzanne
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-01T12:43:25Z
dc.date.available2020-06-01T12:43:25Z
dc.date.copyright2020-05-01
dc.date.issued2020-06-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10954
dc.description.abstractHecuba, the ill-fated Queen of Troy, appears in significant literature from Homer’s Iliad to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. While the Hecuba of Euripidean tragedy has warranted much attention, Ovid's rendering of her in epic poetry is rather overlooked; this thesis appraises both Euripides’ and Ovid’s version of the Hecuba narrative. By codifying heroic vagueness in the Euripidean tragedies, Hecuba and the Trojan Women, and analyzing the differing depictions of Hecuba in each, the first chapter establishes why Hecuba has remained a compelling figure. Next, by noting Ovid’s change from tragedy to epic, the second chapter considers the influences on the Ovidian approach in Metamorphoses 13.399-57 and compares this approach directly to Euripides’. Through a close reading of the text in Latin, the third chapter discusses the three-fold identity of Hecuba through her three slaughtered children: Hector, Polyxena, and Polydorus. Finally, by considering other instances in Roman poetry, the fourth chapter evaluates the importance of the transformation of Hecuba into a dog in Ovid’s Metamorphoses 13. This thesis concludes that this beastly transfiguration, and the Ovidian Hecuba narrative as a whole, can be read as a commentary on maternal grief, female rage, and feral madness.en_US
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dc.subjectClassicsen_US
dc.subjectLatinen_US
dc.subjectGreeken_US
dc.subjectTheateren_US
dc.subjectOviden_US
dc.subjectEuripidesen_US
dc.subjectMetamorphosesen_US
dc.subjectHecubaen_US
dc.titleHowling: Hecuba in Ovid’s Metamorphoses XIII and Beyonden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentClassics.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US


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