Homeric Hymns to Hermes & Aphrodites

Homeric Hymns to Hermes & Aphrodites - marriage...

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Hermes Son of Zeus and Maia *Thief *Psychopompos (leads souls to the underworld) *Messenger (Herald)
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Im-mortal Imagined/described as a baby Born in a cave – close to mortals (desire for meat; c.f. Persephone and the pomegranite seeds)
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Hermes’ exploits Tortoise = lyre Theft of Cattle -sandals -backwards walk -sacrifice Desire for Meat
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Sibling Rivalry Hermes’ defense to Apollo “I’m just a baby” Zeus arbitrates Exchange of lyre and ‘prophesy’
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Aphrodite -Not about setting up her ‘power’ but controlling it -Zeus’ plan Three goddesses are immune: Athena Hestia Artemis Botticelli
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Phrygian Maiden Aproaches Anchises ‘like an unwed maiden’…that is represents it as
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Unformatted text preview: marriage When Anchises saw her, he pondered and marveled at her size and form, and at her glistening garments Lady, welcome to this house, whoever of the blessed ones you are: whether you are Artemis, Leto, or golden Aphrodite, or well-born Themis, or gray-eyed Athena, or yet Bernini The Reveal-Aphrodite reveals herself Reaction?-fear of death-fear of impotence Aphrodite of Rhodes The problem of sleeping w/mortals Anchises will 1. age 2. die Ganymede Tithonus Net result = Aphrodite will stop inflicting gods with lust for mortals Aphrodite of Cnidas Praxiteles...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course CLASSICS 222 taught by Professor Lopez during the Summer '07 term at Ohio State.

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