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Readings

Read Greek and Roman Myths from Bulfinch's Age of Fable 
     "Prometheus and Pandora"
     "Juno and Her Rivals"
     "Pygmalion"
     "Cupid and Psyche"
     "Athena"  Read all the myths regarding Athena from this source; follow the links at the bottom of each page. This source went offline this year (it worked in the Fall), so this link is from the Internet Archive. You want to take the link to 'Athena and the Contest of Athens' and then from that page take the link to 'Medusa' and try not to dwell on how well Uma Thurman did in that role in the Percy Jackson movie.

Selected poems by Sappho  from The Poetry Archives
     "Awed by her splendor"
     "Blame Aphrodite"
     "Cleis" (Second on page)
     "He is more than a hero"
     "I have no complaint"
     "The Muses"
     "No Word"
     "Of course I love you"
     "Prayer to Our Lady of Paphos"
     "Sounds of Grief"
     "Standing by my bed"
     "To Aphrodite"
     "We know this much"
     "With his venom"
     "Words"
     "You may forget but"

 

One more by Sappho:

First Voice  
     Virginity O
     my virginity!
     Where will you go when I lose you?

Second Voice
     I'm off to 
     a place I shall
     never come back 
     from
        Dear Bride!
     I shall never 
     come back to you
        Never!

From Songs. Translated by Mary Barnard. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1958. 32.


John William Waterhouse's Pandora, 1896

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