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Lecture

Aphrodite


Department
Classics
Course Code
CLA204H1
Professor
Claesson Welsh

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10/4/2010 Adrian Lai
CLA204
Aphrodite
- Generation before Zeus
- Older deity
Origin:
- Aphrodite enjoys power in KIpera and Cyprus
- Birth:
1. Zeus and Dione (she-zeus)
o Dione as the consort of Zeus at Dodona
Paired with Zeus
o If Aphrodite born from Zeus and Dione
Aphrodite is not under the generation after Zeus
Not an older generation
- Important Aspects:
o Sex, love, beauty, fertility
o Sea
o War
- Aphrodite Urania (Heavenly) - celestial love
- Aphrodtie Panemos (of all people) ± physical
o Plato imposes orer where there was none
- Philosophical approach: two Aphrodite, keep separate the notion of Love and sex
- Connected to the sea
- Connected to war
o Sparta
o Cythera
o Kippera
NOTE: CONFLICTING STORIES
- b/c story changes to meet the changes in society
The Graces (charities):
- loveliness personified
o beauty
o charm
o grace
The Horae (the hours)
- daughters of Zeus
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