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Unformatted text preview: Page 5 Humanities 1090 Mythology 10 10 Athena – comparison Athena Piraeus 350 BC Classical Athena 1939 Paul Klee “Athena was an active goddesses, aiding heroes and adventurers, who included Perseus, Hercules, Jason and Odysseus. Although she was a virgin, Athena did not hate the company of men, unlike Artemis. She enjoyed the bravery and daring of the battlefield but had no time for senseless slaughter, unlike the war god, Ares.” 38 You should have no difficulty recognizing the iconography in the classical Athena, the helmet, the Owl. Compare this with Klee’s Athena. She has a classical nose, and of course the helmet. There is an Athena called Pania, which comes from her discovery of the flute. In Athens they called her Athena Ergane (Worker.) She was called Athena Aethyia (Gannet, a type of bird). This notable statue was discovered in 1959. Her Relaxed, gently turning, demeanor is associated with the sculptor Euphranor....
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course HUMS 1090 taught by Professor Merlin during the Fall '08 term at University of New Orleans.

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