Eros and Psyche: A Fairy-tale of Ancient Greece

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Open Court Publishing Company, 1900 - 99 pages
 

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Page 100 - CHICAGO This preservation photocopy was made at BookLab, Inc., in compliance with copyright law. The paper is Weyerhaeuser Cougar Opaque Natural, which exceeds ANSI Standard Z39.48-1984. 1991
Page xiv - Amors, have been introduced into art; the most beautiful humorous representation of this style being a relief by Thorwaldsen after classical models, entitled "The Sale of Cupids," where these winged mischiefmongers are conceived in the spirit of the Anacreontic poetry. The redactor of the story of Eros and Psyche, as here retold, has brought out the religious and philosophical Leitmotiv with more emphasis than it posTHE SALE OF THE
Page iii - HE story of Eros and Psyche reflects the religious -*- life of classic antiquity more strongly than any other book, poem, or epic, not excepting the works of Hesiod and Homer. The Theogony of Hesiod tells of the origin of the gods and invests them with definite shape; Homer introduces them as actors in his grand
Page iii - but the popular tale of Eros and Psyche reflects the sentiment with which the gods were regarded, and describes the attitude of man toward the problems of life, especially that problem of problems—the mystery of death and the fate of the soul in the unknown beyond. The
Page xi - burn and the apples to rot, and proving herself lazy and indolent in everything, is punished by being covered with pitch, and whenever she speaks a toad jumps out of her mouth. In this fairy tale, as in many other instances, the goddess of the earth is at the same time mistress of
Page 53 - The rumor of your escapades is being bruited about and will soon be known to all the gods. You have made your mother ashamed of her son. And I suppose you were foolish enough to marry that stupid girl,—a mere mortal without dignity or discretion. What an ill-matched couple you would make
Page 74 - assisted him when sent down to bring up to the throne of Zeus the Phrygian cupbearer, Ganymede, the father of gods was determined to prove his gratitude by hastening to help the wife of the god of love in her distress. The eagle addressed the despondent wayfarer, saying: '
Page 70 - beauty, she saw the marvellous task performed and cried out: "This is not the work of your own hands; for I am sure you could not have finished it without assistance. But I will give you another task." A piece of coarse bread and a jar of springwaterwas the only
Page xii - the realm of the dead, which is assumed to be under ground, in the depths of the earth. The world of the departed is frequently depicted as the land beyond the river, and a little nursery rhyme suggests the idea that the river has no other shore:
Page 71 - she granted the beautiful bride of her son, and turning her back upon the frightened girl, the goddess left Psyche alone in the cold barn. On the next morning Aphrodite reappeared, still showing her irreconcilable hatred. She pointed to the woods and said: '

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