This is the story of The War Between Crete And Athens from Book 7 of Ovid's Metamorphosis. To start of I suggest reading my context essay and then continuing on to my actual translation. I will include my context essay below, as well as in the Essays section. Thank you.
My Story comes in the seventh book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and therefore is around the middle. At my point in the story Minos’ son, Androgeus, has just been murdered. As a result, he sets out on a journey to seek revenge for his lost son. They traveled to the land of Aegina to try and convince those to join their side in their fight against Athens. However, they did not want to help him, and stated that they had too strong of connections with Athens and their people. Just after the Cretans departure, Athens sailed upon their shore. Convincing them to join their side due to their sheer military power. Crete and Athens continue on to recruit more allies for their sides until they are ready for war. It is detailed that after four months there has been great amounts of bloodshed. The people of the cities began to pray to the fathers of their cities to not be ashamed, but to rather aid them in their fights. The story concludes with the scene of a feast and the sons of Pallas, attending Cephalus, went to the king. Phocus being the one who welcomed them. At the very last line we see Phocus is grieving for his lost wife. This is how the next story, The Story of Cephalus and Procris begins. Phocus is seen at the start grieving for his dead wife Procris. He basically goes on at the start to retell the story of her death. Now, the story that proceeds mine is called Jason and Medea. The story ends with townspeople giving many cheers for Theseus and his heroics in war. This can connect to the start of my story by sticking with the sense of war and the pride of one’s city.