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Unformatted text preview: Gods and Love Monday, August 11 Roman Gods and Religion Numen (pl. numina , “nodders”): native Roman deities; spirits; personifications of abstract qualities Numina came to be associated with Greek gods in poetry Robigus/o: could bring or withhold fungus from the crop Quirinus: numen of the people Roman Gods continued Ceres: associated with Demeter Janus (>January): two faces; gate-god Roman Mythology Little native mythology Mostly legend Romulus and Remus Lucretia Propaganda Callisto Follower of Diana Seduced by Zeus, who assumes the form of Diana Impregnated by Zeus When discovered, Callisto is ousted from Diana’s band of girls “A favorite is never a favorite for long.” Callisto and Jupiter Juno’s wrath Callisto is changed into a bear Etiology for Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Why stars aren’t reflected in water Actaeon Accidentally sees Diana and her followers bathing Is turned into a stag Killed by his own dogs Goddess’ lack of understanding and compassion (cf. Juno and Io) Humans Unrecognized...
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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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