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Pallas and Arachne

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Description: Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso
In the story of Arachne’s artistic contest with Minerva, both the goddess and the maiden are accomplished weavers. For that matter, so is Ovid. Ovid famously uses a form of the same word, “deduco,” to speak of his poem as woven...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.145-179

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