• Ovid’s title

    Ovid is to credit for the title; he is not to blame for the content, a place for which was the purpose of this site.

    The two lines in his Metamorphoses that precede the title words read:

    Ante mare et terras et quod tegit omnia caelum
    unus erat toto naturae vultus in orbe

    “Before the sea, the earth, and the sky that touches all
    there was one countenance upon all of the world” …

    quem dixere chaos: “which they call chaos” Continue reading