Eros and Psyche: A Fairy Tale of Ancient Greece Retold After Apuleius

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Paul Carus
Open Court Pub., 1900 - 101 pages

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Page xiii - Italy. degenerated into childish frivolities, artists began to picture him as a child, and now whole families of...
Page xiv - Dr. Carus has brought out this feature in retelling the story after Apuleius, the sole author through whom it has been preserved. "Dr. Cams has brought out the religious and philosophical leitmotiv with more emphasis than it possesses in the original. By obliterating the flippant and satirical tone of the Greek writer and adding a few skillful touches where the real significance of the tale lies, he has made a story capable of giving religious comfort and at the same time of delighting the ethical...
Page 80 - ... pray thee reach him certain cords to fasten the burden which is falling from the ass: but be thou cautious to pass on in silence. And soon as thou comest to the river of the dead, Charon, in that crazy bark he hath, will put thee over upon the further side. There is greed even among the dead: and thou...
Page 80 - ... hands, but should take a sop of barley bread, soaked in hydromel, in each hand, and in your mouth two pieces of money. And when you have accomplished a good part of your deadly journey, you will meet a lame ass laden with wood, with a driver as lame as himself, who will ask you to reach him certain cords to fasten the burden which has fallen from the ass : but be careful that you pass by him in silence. Then, without any delay, proceed till you arrive at the dead river, where Charon, immediately...
Page xiii - Eros is always represented as a youth of about twenty, but when love EROS IN THE UNDERWORLD.
Page 17 - Zeus dreads, why dost thou come to me in so pleasing a disguise? Thy voice is music, thy breath the perfume of roses, and the touch of thy lips transports my soul. What shall I call thee, thou sweet dissembler?

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