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Unformatted text preview: ARACHNE AND MINERVA ARACHNE AND MINERVA MINERVA­ LATIN NAME For ATHENA Also seen as Pallas Athena Story in Book 6 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses early 1st century C.E. Ovid a learned poet and the Metamorphoses a learned poem, of skill and craftsmanship. Poet expected and assumed to be ERUDITE. Story of Arachne (=name means “spider”) a tale of divine vengeance. ARACHNE, a girl from LYDIA, renown in wool­ craft. The girl had no distinction in her place of birth, or pedigree, only that special skill> WEAVING. In all towns of Lydia, Arachne had won a reputation for her work, altho...
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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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