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What would Ovid make of coronavirus?

The idea that human creativity and innovation is in conflict with the natural order of things is a common trope in Greek and Roman literature

Is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19? The contention among some specialists in the field is that humanity’s spoliation of the environment creates the conditions for new diseases to thrive, and viruses to leap from animals to people. A column in the New York Times put it this way: “We cut the trees; we kill…

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