Exploring The Waste Land
A note page linked from The Waste Land, Part III, line 197

Eliot's note for line 197

Cf. Day, Parliament of Bees:

When of the sudden, listening, you shall hear,
A noise of horns and hunting, which shall bring
Actaeon to Diana in the spring,
Where all shall see her naked skin . . .

Commentator's note

The Exploring The Waste Land site has a poetic translation of Ovid's The Transformation of Actaeon into a Stag from Metamorphoses, Book III. It was

Translated into English verse under the direction of Sir Samuel Garth by John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, William Congreve and other eminent hands.

There is also the story of Diana and Actaeon from Bulfinch's Mythology and an encyclopedia entry for Actaeon.

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T 92 - Ovid

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