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Christopher Marlowe's Poems Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Because Marlowe draws from ancient poems and myths, translating them or retelling them, his poems relate to several other books:

The Elegies are a translation of Ovid's Amores: http://dcc.dickinson.edu/ovid-amores/amores

Lucan's First Book is a translation of Lucan's Pharsalia: http://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_lucan_pharsalia.html

Hero and Leander refers to the mythological story and references Musaeous as the original author: http://www.bartleby.com/270/9/137.html

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