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The story of Baucis and Philemon is told by Ovid in his poem the Metamorphoses, an immense collection of myths, legends and folk-tales which begins with the creation of the world and ends in Ovid's own day.


The Stories

Baucis et Philemon   Page 36

Ovid, Metamorphoses VIII.626-660,679-719. 

A group of heroes are telling after-dinner stories in the cave of the river-god Achelous. Lelex, a wise, elderly hero, relates the tale of Baucis and Philemon to encourage respect for the gods...

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