The Black Death was a deadly outbreak of the plague that arrived in Europe in the mid 14th century. The Black death impacted Medieval society immensely, and the outlook of the people was changed permanently. In the words of Boccaccio in his Decameron that: "...practices contrary to the former habits of the citizens would hardly … Continue reading Are the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales closer in outlook to Greek and Roman literature than they are to Hebrew, Christian, and medieval literature?
In Ovid’s poem Metamorphoses, Ovid tells many mythological tales of certain things turning into other things, as is hinted by the title. Ovid refrains from openly expressing his opinions of the gods actions; for the most part. But, Ovid still hints at his opinion in a few places in the book. One of his stories … Continue reading Ovid’s view of the gods’ ethics