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Apollo and Artemis Children of Zeus and Leto Apollo god of prophecy and healing, referred to as Phoebus (=who shines?) Roman name for Artemis-Diana Leto was a Titaness, daughter of Coeus and Phoebe. Birth of the twins. Leto persecuted by Hera. Apollo born on Delos and Artemis on Ortygia, floating islands. Then islands anchored.
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Apollo of the Hymn to Apollo Late 6 th century Two major parts> PART 1: “Delian” part -Apollo’s birth on island of Delos PART 2: “Pythian” part -Apollo’s arrival in Delphi- establishment of cult
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“DELIAN” PART Leto wanders to find a place to give birth to her children. Why? Dialogue between Leto and Delos. Leto’s oath DELOS: “I welcome the birth of the lord who shoots from afar. Leto/childbirth motif/description of Apollo’s birth. Was Leto alone? NO, list of goddesses in line 94ff Homeric Hymn to Apollo (page 26). Eileithyia, daughter of Zeus and Hera, came after receiving the gift, a necklace (see in vase).
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Apollo’s cult on Delos Delight with music and dances.
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course CLASSIC 22030 taught by Professor Karanika during the Fall '07 term at UC Irvine.

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