Gender crossings. When you read the stories that focused on love and sexuality, you saw that gender boundaries were not as fixed as one might expect in the ancient imagination: stories often challenge gender stereotypes and characters sometimes even change to the other sex. For your essay, find a feminine mythical character (or a set of them within a story/work) who shows masculine traits or a masculine character who shows feminine traits (in general or at a particular moment of the story). Especially focus on what you think the story wanted to say about gender by crossing these boundaries. You may pick one from outside the readings, so long as they are from ancient Greek, Roman, or Near Eastern mythologies and you refer to the text in which they appear (e.g. Homer’s Iliad, the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus, etc.).