Aphrodite I - Aphrodite Aphrodite I 1. Naked Aphrodite 2....

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Aphrodite 11/10/2007 09:58:00 Aphrodite I 1. Naked Aphrodite 2.  Marriage Optional Hephaestus, Ares, Adonis, Anchises 3. Power and Punishment Eos and Tithonus Women of Lemnos Anchises 1. Naked Aphrodite Aphrodite’s Epithets “Golden,” “Laughing” Cytherea/Cythereia (for shrine oh Cythera) Cyprian/Cypris  (for shrine on Cyprus) 5. Aphrodite is typically attended by Horai Graces (Charites) Erotes Botticelli’s Primavera:   On the right hand side is the warm Zephyr (West Wind), about to embrace Chloris, a  nymph who flowers at his touch into Flora at the arrival of spring (Primavera) Aphrodite (clothed) stands in the center, with blind Eros above her head. 
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The three Graces (Horai ) dance beside her. Hermes stands at the left. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus:   The figures in the upper left corner is the Zephyr (West Wind) with his lover  Chloris/Flora. The clam shell is used not only by Botticelli but also ancient representations  of  Aphrodite as well (connotes female genitals)   The type of pose adopted by Botticelli’s Venus is called the Venus Pudica (“Modest         Venus”). The ancient Greeks did not typically represent goddesses and women in a state of  undress (unless they were supposed to be prostitutes).  Aphrodite herself is not typically  represented that way until the Hellenistic period, and even then the setting calls  for it (a  bathing scene) .
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