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What is the name of the woman who becomes a bat in Ovid's Metamorphoses?

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mox | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 25, 2008 at 1:25 AM via web

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What is the name of the woman who becomes a bat in Ovid's Metamorphoses?

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anzio45 | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted November 26, 2008 at 5:49 PM (Answer #1)

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In Book 4 of Metamorphoses the daughters of Minyas ignore the festival of Bacchus and stay indoors working - weaving and spinning, I think - but are rewarded for their impiety by being turned into bats. I don't recall any of them as having a specific name and I don't have a copy of Book 4 to hand to check but if I find out any more that might be of help to you I will pass it on. Good to know someone out there is still studying the Latin classics!

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