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Department
Classics
Course
CLAS 1100X
Professor
Emily Varto
Semester
Fall

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December 5, 2011 Hyacinthos (male) ­ Youthful favourite of Apollo ▯ passionate love affair o Open about homosexuality etc. ­ Apollo kills Hyacinthos by throwing a discus at his head and cracks his skull o Difference between mortal and immortal o All relationships between gods and mortals are doomed from the  beginning Aphrodite ▯ goddess of sexual attraction and sexual love ­ Adonis was born to a mother that Aphrodite wanted to punish o By denying sex and lust, denying Aphrodite o Like Dionysus, she perverts the ideas and push it to the extreme  Makes the princess have sex with her father for denying Aphrodite  Adonis is the product of this ▯ very beautiful ­ Aphrodite falls in love with Adonis on sigh o Adonis= beautiful, handsome, strong, aura of majesty ­ Adonis goes hunting ▯ what humans do o Aphrodite doesn’t want him to do these things because of how vulnerable  mortals are o Pierced by a wild boar and causes Aphrodite to mourn ­ Adoneia ▯ festival to Adonis o Celebrate a similar cycle as Adonis’ death o Lives with Aphrodite then for part of the year goes down to underworld  with Persephone ­ Living as an act of dying ▯ idea associated with Adoneia o Living is an act of constantly dying ▯ Immortal view/Adonis represents o Living is different from dying ▯ mortal view ­ Cyprus= another name for Aphrodite ­ Mourned the way mortal women mourned death when Adonis dies ­ Vivid representation between everlasting life of gods and the process of dying of  humans when Aphrodite kisses Adonis Cypris ▯Aphrodite ­ Cythera just off of Peleponese islands ­ Aphrodite arrived out of the ocean by the island of Cyprus ­ Island of Cythera o Cythereia ­ E
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