Commanded to Behold the Skies, Ovid.
The creation of human beings, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
November 1, 2023
On earth the brute creation bends its gaze,
but man was given a lofty countenance
and was commanded to behold the skies;
and with an upright face may view the stars:—
and so it was that shapeless clay put on
the form of man till then unknown to earth.
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