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date: 13 August 2020


The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Born from the severed genitals of Uranus acc. to Hesiod, or in the Homeric version daughter of Zeus and Diōnē, Aphrodite is the representative among the gods of an ambivalent female nature combining seductive charm, the need to procreate, and a capacity for deception, elements all found in the person of the first woman, ... ...

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