Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

by

Ovid

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Metamorphoses: Book 12: Rumour Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Ovid asks the reader to picture a region between the earth, sea, and sky. This is where the goddess Rumour lives, able to see everything and whisper to anyone. The place is constantly echoing and filled with a gossiping crowd spreading true and false rumors.
Ovid takes this section to introduce Rumour. He does this in order to acknowledge the force that causes hearsay to spread—an occurrence that can spur action.
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