Artemis%20Lecture - Artemis (Roman Name: Diana) Daugther of...

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Artemis (Roman Name: Diana) Daugther of Zeus and Leto Hera is jealous, forbids asylum to Leto The island of Delos offers itself and becomes sacred Apollo is the kouros par excellence Artemis is the kore -forever a virgin, unmarried girl
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• As kore, Artemis roams outside of married women’s activities • Goddess of the hunt • Potnia Therôn: Lady of Animals • Goddess of childbirth (with Eleithyuia) – sudden death in childbirth helps Leto give birth to Apollo
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Artemis as Lady of Animals « François vase » ca.560 BC
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Artemis and fawn ca. 500BC
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Artemis huntress of deer (Elaphebolia ca. 410 BC
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Bronze statue of Artemis from Piraeus 4th cent. BC
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Artemis and Actaeon • Actaeon – Sees the goddess bathing at midday – Transformed into a deer and killed by his hounds – Cf. Tiresias
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Artemis and Actaeon ca. 470 BC
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Artemis/Apollo and Niobe • Niobe and her children • Important theme: Hybris • Artemis as killer of children and mothers • Niobe is turned to stone • Still cries over the death of her children
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Artemis and Apollo slay the children of Niobe, ca. 450 BC
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course MYTHOLOGY 303 taught by Professor Sheldimier during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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