Unformatted text preview: d said, ‘Let her contend with me.” PALLAS disguised herself as old woman. Dialogue between Athena (as old lady) and Arachne. Arachne’s dismissal of old age. Arachne’s independence. Failure to recognize the divine identity of her interlocutor. COMPETITION ATHENA weaves a scene of competition, hers with Poseidon about the name of Athens. More scenes of contest to instruct her rival. ARACHNE’s tapestry shows Europa cheated by the bull’s disguise, Leda who mated with Zeus disguised as a swan, and other women that mated...
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- Fall '07
- Metamorphoses, Panel painting, Peter Paul Rubens, Arachne, Arachne Pallas